Tribal

The Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV) supports the delivery of culturally appropriate home visiting models in tribal communities. Funds are awarded to individual tribes, tribal organizations, consortia of tribes, and urban Indian organizations to implement models informed by evidence and local interests. For example, awardees may incorporate traditional teachings and focus on community assets such as strong, extended families.

Tailoring models can help tribal communities build on their strengths while working to reduce health and developmental disparities associated with poverty and other factors.

Tribal MIECHV awardees develop benchmarks to monitor their progress, and they contribute new knowledge to the field about promising approaches.

Since 2010, Tribal MIECHV grants have been awarded to 25 tribal entities in 14 states. Awardee programs are located on and off reservations, from remote Alaskan villages to the rural Midwest to the urban Southwest. To learn more about families served, download the NHVRC Tribal Profile.*

*This profile presents aggregate information about all tribal MIECHV awardees. It uses national data provided by the Administration for Children and Families and reflects MIECHV-funded home visiting only.