The Arkansas Home Visiting Network (AHVN) promotes high quality and evidenced-based home visiting services to Arkansas’ families during pregnancy and until children enter kindergarten. The AHVN facilitates activities among its members to promote program collaboration and to raise public awareness about home visiting, to expand and sustain home visiting services, to provide supplemental home visiting training, to collect and share data, and to share relevant policy and research information.
AHVN includes representatives from home visiting programs and stakeholders throughout the state, some of which, but not all, are funded through the federal (Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting) MIECHV grant. Membership in the network is open to any program representatives offering home visiting services to families from the time a mother is pregnant until children enter kindergarten, or representatives from stakeholder organizations that provide support to home visiting services.
The current models participating in the Arkansas Home Visiting Network include:
- Arkansas HIPPY
- Arkansas Early Headstart
- Early Steps to School Success
- Following Baby Back Home
- Healthy Families America
- Nurse Family Partnership
- Parents as Teachers
- Mothers and Infants Program