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. Through home visits by nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals, MIHP provides professional case management and health education services, promotes health equity, and provides individualized care to pregnant women and infants.
What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?
Home visits take place monthly or more often if needed. Services are provided prenatally until the child is 18 months old. MIHP recommends families initiate services prenatally by enrolling the mother. The mother is discharged from the program after giving birth so the infant can enroll. Infants can enroll even if the mother did not enroll prenatally.
MIHP’s target population includes the following:
- Expectant mothers
- Low-income families
Who is implementing the model?
MIHP was implemented by 738 home visitors in 2019. The model requires a bachelor’s degree and experience in nursing and social work for home visitors.
MIHP was implemented by 92 supervisors in 2019.
Where is the model implemented?
MIHP operated in 113 local agencies in 1 state in 2019.
Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2019
2% American Indian/Alaska Native
* Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
23% ≤ 21 years
49% 22-29 years
28% 30-44 years
<1% ≥ 45 years
26% No HS diploma
63% HS diploma or GED
7% Some college or training
4% Bachelor's degree or higher
90% Not Hispanic
100% Low-income status
0% Not low-income status
76% < 1 year
24% 1-2 years
0% 3-5 years
Child insurance status