Shift’s work in HV CoIIN 2.0 supports the development of parent leadership within topic specific collaboratives across participating MIECHV awardees and their local implementing agencies.
A basic tenet of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is to include a variety of perspectives—in particular for home visiting, the perspective of the parent. The HV CoIIN 2.0 team believes that having parents lead as change agents in CQI efforts advances innovation and meaningful, sustainable transformation of home visiting services. Additionally, we believe that every parent adds value when they have an unencumbered opportunity to share and leverage their strengths and gifts to contribute to and lead change efforts. Research and practice support a set of building blocks teams can explore and put in place to get reach our aim: 75% of teams have one or more parents taking action in change efforts.
Shift works in partnership with the Education Development Center (EDC) to improve the capacity and infrastructure of state and local home visiting programs to successfully incorporate parent leadership through teaching, access to tested resources, and coaching.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF4MC26525, Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN). The information, content, and conclusions herein are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government.