What is the Georgia Home Visiting Program?

The Georgia Home Visiting Program is an approach which requires service providers to build collaborative partnerships that support families in a systematic and coordinated way.  It is also an initiative that is unfolding in various stages across Georgia.  Currently, seventeen counties have received funding to embed evidence-based home visiting in their communities.  This funding affords Georgia the opportunity to create a statewide home visiting infrastructure to expand and improve existing home visiting services, to more effectively replicate evidence-based home visiting models, and to link home visiting to other community efforts focused on promoting optimal early childhood health and development.  Other communities in Georgia are using existing resources to develop the system one step at a time.