Legislation authorizing MIECHV funding requires that all programs collect data to evaluate program performance and outcomes across six benchmark areas for all enrolled families:
- Maternal and child health
- Childhood injuries and abuse and neglect
- School readiness
- Domestic violence
- Family economic self-sufficiency
- Coordination of services
Across these six benchmark areas, there are a total of 35 constructs that have associated performance measures for showing improvement over time. Each of the constructs measures an important factor that can lead to improved health and development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting.
The Wyoming MIECHV Benchmark Plan outlines how each performance measure is defined and collected for reporting to the federal funding agency. Implementing sites are required to collect needed data on program participants and enter it into a database that is used by the state and sites to monitor service delivery and performance.