The Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) was created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The MIECHV program as a Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate utilizes its evidence-based model.

Families can enroll prenatally and until the child is 3-months of age. After enrollment, families may remain enrolled until the child is 5-years of age. MIECHV provides intensive home visitation services to new and expectant families to strengthen the parent/child relationship, encourage healthy child growth and development. To nurture parents in their role as the child’s first teacher and prevent child abuse and neglect.

The MIECHV program seeks to:

  • Improve maternal and newborn health
  • Boost understanding of child development and milestones and parenting concerns
  • Home safety to prevent child injuries, abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and emergency department visits
  • Improve school readiness and achievement
  • Improve family economic self-sufficiency; budgeting, financial issues, continued education, relationships, and/or employment
  • Assists with coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports

MIECHV is a voluntary program and free of charge with Spanish and English-speaking workers. For families who reside in Wapello or Appanoose Counties. 

In-home and virtual visits are available.  For information or to enroll, please call 641-799-4182 or 641-329-4317.

Para español, llame al 641-814-2756 para obtener información o para inscribirse en el condado de Wapello o Appanoose. Las visitas a domicilio y virtuales están disponibles.

Contact Us

Program Manager Sue Wolver

MIECHV español

Wapello County
725 W Second Street
Ottumwa, IA  52501

Appanoose County
111 N Main St, Suite #1
Centerville, IA  52554