Early Childhood & Family Support Data Analytics

University of Southern Maine
MIECHV Home Visiting Evaluation Technical Assistance

Under the Affordable Care Act states are expanding and enhancing their data capacities. Hired as a subcontractor by the University of Southern Maine from 2013 – 2016, HZA is responsible for linking Maine’s Electronic Family Record System (EFRS) for Home Visiting with other databases in the state such as MACWIS, the state’s child welfare information system. This will allow us to enhance the evaluation by tracking and analyzing data in other systems with which the families may be involved. Specifically, HZA will help to determine whether Maine’s statewide home visiting program, Maine Families, has an impact on reducing first-time and multiple child maltreatment reports to Maine’s Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS).