Mobile, supportive services to promote the health, development, and well-being of very young children are expanding in many low-income communities. The Affordable Care Act – the health care reform legislation – includes new resources for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program to support evidence-based home visiting programs.
States must prioritize services to:
families in which children are at higher risk of poor outcomes, including low-income families,
pregnant women under the age of 21,
families with a history of child welfare involvement, and
families in which a parent has received or requires substance abuse treatment.