Home Visiting Leadership Alliance (HVLA)

The Home Visiting Leadership Alliance (HVLA) includes leadership from home visiting programs, state departments and other stake holders from across the state. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) has administrative responsibility for the HVLA through a grant agreement with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH).  HVLA is co-chaired by TDH and TCCY and meets quarterly. The first meeting was on January 13, 2016.

Also included in the grant agreement with TDH is exploration of results-based financing mechanisms and development of sustainability plan for evidence based home visiting programs in Tennessee, including Social Impact Bonds/Pay for Success models. 

In Tennessee, there are currently three evidence-based home visiting program models receiving state and/or federal funding. They include Healthy Families America (Healthy Start), Nurse Family Partnership and Parents as Teachers.  Two promising practices home visiting models, Maternal Infant Home Outreach Worker (MIHOW) and Nurses for Newborns, also currently receive funding in Tennessee.

The Home Visiting Leadership Alliance is staffed by Sumita.Keller@tn.gov.


Sumita Keller

Director of Statewide Partnerships
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Andrew Jackson Building, 9th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0800

(615) 532-1588

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