2020 Family Support Needs Assessment Overview Webinar
The Pennsylvania Office and Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) through its partnership with PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is offering a webinar to provide an overview the 2020 Family Support Needs Assessment, released on October 22rd, 2020.
Webinar Details: This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the 2020 Family Support Needs Assessment. Participants will gain an understanding of the report, and receive guidance on how to utilize the report to educate, advocate, and to support the communities they serve. Programs will learn how the report can be used for local child find efforts.
Please note: We are unable to offer certificates of attendance for watching the posted webinar recordings.
Background: The federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) required all states to complete a needs assessment by October 1st, 2020, and every five years thereafter. The needs assessment purpose is to document the statewide landscape of maternal, young child and family health, and assess capacity and scope of home visitation services. The target population for the needs assessment included families with expectant parents or families with young children identified as having elevated needs, particularly around poverty or substance use/opioid use. The needs assessment is a tool by which policymakers can compare maternal and child health county-level metrics across the state and prioritize communities for funding of family support services, including home visiting.
PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Founded in 2008, PolicyLab is a Center of Emphasis within the CHOP Research Institute, one of the largest pediatric research institutes in the country. With more than 30 highly regarded faculty and 60 passionate staff who bring expertise from many fields covering health, research and health policy, our work focuses on improving public systems, improving health care delivery and improving child health outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.policylab.chop.edu.