Model Profiles

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?

Home Visitors

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.

Supervisors

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

128,710
home visits provided
21,605
families served
15,813
children served

Caregiver age

23% ≤ 21 years

49% 22-29 years

28% 30-44 years

<1% ≥ 45 years

Caregiver education

26% No HS diploma

63% HS diploma or GED

7% Some college or training

4% Bachelor's degree or higher

Ethnicity

10% Hispanic

90% Not Hispanic

Household income

100% Low-income status

0% Not low-income status

Child age

76% < 1 year

24% 1-2 years

0% 3-5 years

Child insurance status

100% Public

0% Private

0% None

Primary language

96% English

2% Spanish

2% Other

Note • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer caregivers were replaced with *.