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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. 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 are provided 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?

Home Visitors

MIHP was implemented by 315 full-time equivalent (FTE) home visitors in 2022. 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 79 FTE supervisors in 2022, with at least 1 supervisor covering each of the 79 local agencies.

Where is the model implemented?

MIHP was implemented by 79 agencies in 114 locations in 1 state in 2022.


Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2022

home visits provided
including 45,046 virtual visits
families served
children served

Primary language

95% English

3% Spanish

2% Another language

Caregiver age

20% ≤21 years

47% 22-29 years

33% 30-44 years

<1% ≥45 years

Caregiver education

21% No HS diploma

66% HS diploma or GED

8% Some college or training

5% Bachelor's degree or higher


10% Hispanic or Latino

90% Not Hispanic or Latino

Child age

68% <1 year

32% 1-2 years

Household income

100% Low-income status

Child insurance status

100% Public

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.