The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is pleased to announce that our firm was recently awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide technical assistance to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) / Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems (DHVECS).
This contract comes at a critical stage for HRSA, MCHB and DHVECS. The Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) initiative was designed to improve health and development outcomes at the child and family levels for those at risk, through improvement and coordination of health and related services at the community, State, and Federal levels.
Three years into the MIECHV initiative, the impact of the significant Federal investment is being assessed. Data will be analyzed to assess MIECHV grantee performance and outcomes for families, as well as to assess the impact of the program investment overall. Technical assistance (TA) will be intensified to support struggling grantees.
HRSA’s primary objectives for this task order are to conduct data and impact analyses for the MCHB DHVECS program and provide TA to grantees through comprehensive site visits, intensive performance improvement site visits, and general TA site visits.
“Research has long demonstrated improvements in child and family outcomes for participants in home visiting programs”, according to Anton Bizzell, M.D., CEO for Bizzell. “We are excited to partner with HRSA on this important initiative and look forward to providing the experience, substance, creativity, level of leadership, TA, data analysis, and other support required by HRSA.”