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Ready or Not! Building Strategies to Interrupt Bias & Racism in Our Home Visiting Workplace & Work Culture

 

After much anticipation, the Minnesota Coalition for Family Home Visitors is happy to begin enrollment into this in-depth opportunity for Minnesota home visitors, and their teams, to assess and change their personal practice to better integrate equity and anti-racist practices in their family home visiting organization. Participating home visitors and their programs will have access to the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a widely used and effective cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence. 
 
This training opportunity aims to build one’s personal and professional capacity to create and support anti bias within the workplace and within our organizational culture. This cohort-based training will have two foci; 

 

  1. Continued personal learning and growth around bias and racism’s impact on my work and life, and 

  1. Skill building and team support to improve my workplace environment and/or program improvement to help better serve our families, community and staff. 

This opportunity is intended for home visitors who participated in the first foundational series, Confronting the Harmful Impacts of Racism & Bias on Maternal & Child Health Outcomes (formerly, Addressing the Impacts of Unconscious Bias & Racism on Maternal and Child Health Inequities in Family Home Visiting) offered in 2022 and 2023. 
 
The trainings series will run March-June 2024; and be offered in two locations in Minnesota (Duluth and the Twin Cities). Below is an outline of dates and length of training.  

 

  • Chanhassen, MN Dates (Chanhassen Library): 

    • March 29th from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    • April 12th from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    • May 16th Online from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    • June 5th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
       

  • Duluth, MN Dates (Morgan Park Community Center):

    • ​March 28th from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    • April 11th from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    • May 14th Online from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    • June 4th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Minnesota's Family Home Visiting Directory

 

 

The 2023 Minnesota Home Visiting Directory was prepared by the Minnesota Coalition for Family Home Visiting and features various local public health, tribal health, nonprofit, early childhood family education, early head start, and community-based home visiting programs and organizations across the state of Minnesota.  
 

This is not an exhaustive list but a tool to support families and their home visitors locate and contact home visiting services, no matter where they live in Minnesota. We hope the 2023 Minnesota Home Visiting Directory improves the experience of families looking to access home visiting by making it more convenient to search for services by county or program type. This partnership is intended to help home visitors to make warm handoffs to families as they move across county lines and or graduate programs.

If you would like to add your home visiting program to the directory, or if you would like to update your entry, please fill out this form! 

2023 Legislative Session's Historic Investment in MN Families

The 2023 Legislative Session ended with the passage of the Health & Human Services budget bill that included increased funding for Family Home Visiting. With your advocacy, emails, and phone calls, Promising Practice family home visiting programs will begin receiving $2 million/year in grants, beginning in FY 2024!

 

MCFHV is also pleased to see the passage and ongoing funding for:

  • Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development grant program

  • Continuous Eligibility for Children to Receive Medical Assistance 

  • Investments in the Doula Workforce

    • Reimbursement Rates:

      • $100 / Prenatal or Postpartum Visit​

      • $1,400 / Labor & Birthing Services 

      • Removes language limiting the number of visits clients may receive

    • Removes the NPI supervision requirement to allow doulas to bill directly to Medicaid

  • Early Childhood Mental Health

  • Paid Family & Medical Leave

2022 MN Statute is a Legislative Win for Home Visiting 

The Coalition’s top policy priority in past years was to establish a new statute expanding on the current state-funded Evidence-Based Home Visiting programs, including up to 25% of funding toward Promising Practice and Evidence-Informed programs. This new policy, titled Home Visiting For Pregnant Women And Families With Young Children (145.87) was included in the HHS Policy bill, which passed during the regular 2021 legislative session. $33 million in funding for the home visiting program was included in the final Special Session HHS bill, with an additional $4.5 million in federal funding one-time funding.

Promising Practice & Evidence-Informed Home Visiting Models to Receive State Funding 

Minnesota statute, Home Visiting For Pregnant Women And Families With Young Children (145.87) allows for Evidence-Informed and Promising Practice home visiting models to receive funding of up to 25 percent of the state grant money appropriated for Evidence-Based family home visiting models. 

 

This statute defines Promising Practice models as one that “has shown improvement toward achieving positive outcomes for pregnant women or young children.” Evidence-Informed models are defined as a program that “(1) has data or evidence demonstrating effectiveness at achieving positive outcomes for pregnant women or young children; and (2) either: (i) has an active evaluation of the program; or (ii) has a plan and timeline for an active evaluation of the program to be conducted.” 

 

Learn more about the difference between family home visiting models and Minnesota Statute 145.87 in the Minnesota House Research Department's publication on MDH Home Visiting Programs

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