This announcement solicits applications for the dissemination and scale up of the most effective practices and interventions identified under the Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) and to research the development of specific tools and resources to advance quality improvement practices within the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV).
The purpose of this program is to:
1) Plan, manage and execute the scaling up of clinical and other interventions tested and found to be effective in different contexts within the previous HV CoIIN in alleviating maternal depression, promoting early child development as well as identifying related delays and linking families to services, increasing initiation and duration of breastfeeding, and enhancing and increasing family participation in the home visiting program,
2) Refine and evaluate a new set of evidence-informed change strategies using accepted evaluation methodologies, such as rapid Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles in alignment with best practices in home visiting implementation and the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program new standardized performance measurements, and
3) Assist MIECHV grantees and local implementing agencies (LIAs) to build their capacity to utilize Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) as a tool for ongoing program monitoring and improvement.
One per institution
|UIC Letter of Intent||
December 1, 2016
|UIC Internal Competition||
|Sponsor Letter of Intent||
January 11, 2017
Letter of Intent
Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program. White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.
Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.
If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.