Blog | Op-Ed | May 2, 2017

Ahman Green: Renew, Expand Funding for Home Visit Programs

Former Green Bay Packer Ahman Green shares his support for home visiting programs and the reauthorization of MIECHV

Long before former Green Bay Packer Ahman Green ever had a football coach, he had his first and most important coaches: his parents. But he realizes not everyone is as fortunate as he was to have two supportive parents. Some kids are born to young single mothers, who often understandably struggle to navigate the pitfalls of first-time parenthood.

It’s a widespread problem, but not a problem without a solution.

Home visiting can give parents and children a fighting chance to overcome day-one adversity.

Ahman Green, former Green Bay running back

Voluntary home visiting programs supported through the federal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program can help parents and children live better, healthier, more self-sufficient lives.

In this op-ed, which was picked up by the USA Today among others, Green highlights the benefits of home visiting programs that extend beyond birth and infancy. He also urges Congress to renew and expand MIECHV before it expires on September 30, 2017.

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