Home Visiting Program Not Included in House Short-Term Spending Deal
Drafts of the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives tonight does not include an extension of Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV), a federal program that funds states to pair professionals with new and expecting mothers.
L.A. Supervisors Move to Streamline Use of Public Health Nurses in Child Protection
Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors is moving quickly to address the role of public health nurses in child protection. On July 19, Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis will issue a motion that would direct a handful of county agencies to determine the “feasibility, benefits and detriments, if any, and fiscal viability” of moving the 103 public health nurses employed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to the Department of Public Health (DPH).