Resources For Home Visitors

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Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (pages 216-225), the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program is a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, and community-based organizations.  The main goals of the Illinois MIECHV program are to expand or enhance one or more evidence-based models of home visiting; ensure that the home visiting programs are effectively connected to community based services; establish a system of universal screening and coordinated intake in target areas; and enhance or establish an early childhood collaborative in target areas.

Below are resources, including important forms and training, designed to meet the unique needs of home visitors.

Care Coordination Form

This form can be used as a tool for communicating important information about the child, mother, and/or family with the medical home, for care coordination.

Care Coordination Form SPANISH

Care Coordination Form – Instructions for Use

These instructions dictate how the Care Coordination Form is to be used.

MIECHV Referral and Care Coordination Process

This flowchart outlines the referral and care coordination process between the medical home, the MIECHV Coordinated Intake Office, and home visitors.

Messaging Tool: Communicating with Families about Developmental Screening

This messaging tools is designed to help home visitors communicate with families about developmental screenings, and open the doors of communication between the parents and home visitors about health issues, development, and behavior.

Messaging Tool: Encouraging Family Use of the Primary Care Medical Home

This messaging tool is designed to help home visitors to encourage the families that they serve to use their medical home, rather than the emergency room, for primary care services. It also suggests strategies for home visitors when dealing with common family questions or concerns regarding their primary care medical home and how to access primary care services.

Recorded Webinar: Coordinating Care between Home Visiting and the Primary Care Medical Home

- Presentation Slides

Standardized Illinois Early Intervention Referral Form 

This form should be used by the home visitors when referring a child to Early Intervention (EI) for eligibility determination.

Care Coordination Protocol: A Toolkit for Providers (coming soon)

This toolkit is designed to assist providers (i.e. child care, early intervention service providers, education providers, home visitors, primary care providers, those serving homeless children and families, and others) who serve families with young children (birth-5) in providing effective and sustainable practices for referral and follow-up processes to ensure that these children are linked to appropriate services that best fit their developmental needs. In addition, the toolkit provides care coordination procedures and protocol examples to enable the same audience to share important information with medical homes and participate in the development of  an anticipatory/proactive plan for appropriate services for the child and family, integrating the recommendations of multiple professionals and service systems.

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For more information about the MIECHV Project, please contact:

Cherie Estrada, Practice Management Consultant
P: 708/705-7397
IHB2consultantCE@illinoisaap.com

Elise Groenewegen, Project Coordinator
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 204
Fax: 312/733-1791
egroenewegen@illinoisaap.com