Maternal Infant Health Program
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) promotes healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and healthy infant growth and development with the long-term goal of reducing infant mortality and morbidity. Nurses and social workers provide professional case management and health education services, promote health equity, and provide individualized care to pregnant people, infants, and their caregivers. Families enrolled in the program may also be referred to or receive home visits from a registered dietitian, lactation consultant, and/or infant mental health specialist.
What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?
Home visits take place monthly or more often if needed. Services continue prenatally and may last until the child is 18 months old based on the needs of the infant and caregiver.
MIHP’s service population includes the following:
- Infants in the first 18 months of life eligible for Medicaid
- Pregnant persons eligible for Medicaid
Who is implementing the model?
MIHP was implemented by 308 home visitors in 2021. The model requires home visitors to be registered nurses or licensed social workers. Registered nurses must have at least 1 year of experience providing community health, pediatric, or maternal/infant nursing services. Licensed social workers must have at least 1 year of experience providing social work services to families. Others providing services in the home may include licensed professionals with an infant mental health specialist endorsement; licensed nurses and social workers with valid, current certification as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants; and registered dietitians.
MIHP was implemented by 76 supervisors in 2021, with at least one supervisor covering each of the 79 local agencies.
Where is the model implemented?
MIHP was implemented by 79 agencies in 117 locations in 1 state in 2021.
Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2021
<1% Another language
21% ≤21 years
47% 22-29 years
32% 30-44 years
<1% ≥45 years
22% No HS diploma
66% HS diploma or GED
8% Some college or training
5% Bachelor's degree or higher
88% Not Hispanic
68% <1 year
32% 1-2 years
100% Low-income status
Child insurance status