The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded states and territories $40 million in emergency funding from the American Rescue Plan Act for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, which provides voluntary home visits to improve maternal and child health for families in high-risk communities.

Families that cannot access home visiting services due to the pandemic will receive technology to participate in virtual home visits, the agency said. The funding also will support training for home visitors and emergency supplies such as diapers, food, water and hand sanitizer.  

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