How can meaningful partnerships and continuous learning improve outcomes for families receiving home visiting services?
Education Development Center led HV CoIIN 2.0 was built on the success of HV CoIIN 1.0, the nation’s quality improvement collaborative in home visiting. This HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded project aims to build a movement and capacity for ongoing learning that improves maternal and child health outcomes for communities served by the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs (MIECHV). Participants engage in collaborative learning, rapid testing for improvement, sharing of best practices, scaling of tested interventions, and building of quality improvement (QI) capacity.
Shift’s work in HV CoIIN 2.0 supports the development of parent leadership within topic specific collaboratives across participating MIECHV awardees and their local implementing agencies.
A basic tenet of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is to include a variety of perspectives—in particular for home visiting, the perspective of the parent. The HV CoIIN 2.0 team believes that having parents lead as change agents in CQI efforts advances innovation and meaningful, sustainable transformation of home visiting services. Additionally, we believe that every parent adds value when they have an unencumbered opportunity to share and leverage their strengths and gifts to contribute to and lead change efforts. Research and practice support a set of building blocks teams can explore and put in place to get reach our aim: 75% of teams have one or more parents taking action in change efforts.
Shift works in partnership with the Education Development Center (EDC) to improve the capacity and infrastructure of state and local home visiting programs to successfully incorporate parent leadership through teaching, access to tested resources, and coaching.