“Somebody said once that you don’t need to predict the future when you can create it.  The Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) is the first-ever national improvement collaborative in home visiting at a time when home visiting may or may not become national policy. Contributions of the HV CoIIN can help decide such an outcome.  It provides us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a difference in the ability to attain the American Dream for generations of children to come.”  
- Carlos Cano, May 2014

About HV CoIIN

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems has launched a Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN). Initiated in September, 2013 through a three-year cooperative agreement with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the mission of the HV CoIIN is to achieve breakthrough improvements in select process and outcome measures, including benchmark areas legislatively mandated for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, while reducing or maintaining program costs. The mission also includes developing the means to spread the initial learning and improvements more widely within participating organizations and to other MIECHV grantees and local implementing agencies. 

The HV CoIIN is a time-limited learning activity (18–24 months) that brings together and supports a group of MIECHV grantees and teams from local implementing agencies (LIAs) to seek improvement in topic areas that are of concern to home visiting and that are “ripe” for improvement. The ultimate goal is to identify evidence- and experience-based practices that result in breakthrough change if implemented consistently and with fidelity.

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