The HV CoIIN experience has helped us grow a culture of change in our site. CQI has been embedded in our day-to-day operations and used any time we see the need for improvement or adjustments in our practice, policies, and procedures."

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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The Beginning: HV CoIIN 1.0

Hv CoIIN 1.0 was the first national initiative using the Breakthrough Series approach to accelerate improvements in select process and outcome measures that reflect positive health and well-being for children and families within Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV).

Click here to learn more about HV CoIIN 1.0. 

HV CoIIN 2.0

HV CoIIN 2.0 aims to achieve improvements in 25 states and territories and 250 home visiting agencies by dividing the work into three waves over the course of a four-year period. Eleven awardees have been selected for wave one—five focused on improvements in the areas of maternal depression and developmental risk, and six focused on improvements in the area of intimate partner violence.

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Click here to learn more about wave one participants. 

Meet Our Team

The Health Resources and Services Administration and Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), together with multiple improvement and content experts, will support awardees and local home visiting agencies in building capacity for continuous quality improvement, closing the gap in specific topic areas that are ripe for improvement, and scaling tested interventions across a broad and diverse group of home visiting programs.

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Our Mission

HV CoIIN 2.0 will continue to build capacity for continuous quality improvement (CQI) among awardees and home visiting teams in order to unleash the potential of home visiting programs to realize large-scale improvements in population health by (1) providing group and individualized teaching and coaching in CQI practices, application of those practices, and scaling methods, (2) building infrastructure and facilitating intentional opportunities for networked learning, and (3) prioritizing and providing guidance, resources, and support on engaging families as partners and leaders in home visiting program improvement.

 

Our Aim

To build a movement and capability for ongoing learning that improves maternal and child health outcomes for families in home visiting by engaging 25 MIECHV awardees and 250 local implementing agencies to scale improvements and meet shared aims in identified topics by 2022.

See our specific SMART aims here

Our Sponsor

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF4MC26525, Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

 

The HV CoIIN experience has helped us grow a culture of change in our site. CQI has been embedded in our day-to-day operations and used any time we see the need for improvement or adjustments in our practice, policies, and procedures."