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Implementing MOM Program

Prerequisites for Implementation

Last Updated

July 2013

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Type of Implementing Agency

Implementing agencies must be able to provide adequate oversight of a team composed of lay and professional staff. No other details are available about the type of organizations that implement the program.

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Staffing Requirements

Home visitors include nurse practitioners and community workers.

A supervisory group of health professionals and a program manager oversees the home visitors.

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Staff Education and Experience

Nurse practitioners have masters’ degrees. Community workers must have completed high school.

Supervisory group members include a pediatrician, two Ph.D.-level clinical psychologists, a Ph.D.-level director of a nurse practitioner training program, and a program manager.

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Supervision Requirements

Throughout the program, weekly, 90-minute supervision meetings are held with all home visitors and the supervisory group. During the meetings, the supervisory group reviews home visitors’ detailed records of attempted contact with mothers, briefly discusses each mother’s progress, and recommends strategies to engage unresponsive mothers. Strategies include varying the timing and type of outreach, as well as having a different home visitor conduct the outreach. Supervisory meetings also include ongoing trainings.

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Staff Ratio Requirements

No information is available about the required ratio of home visitors to families. The ratio of home visitors to families in the MOM Program replication is about 150:1. The initial demonstration of the MOM Program used a caseload of about 85:1.

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Data Systems/Technology Requirements

The MOM Program tracks fidelity and implementation information using paper forms that are subsequently added to a Microsoft Access database management system. MOM Program developers suggest that future implementation sites consider collecting information via tablet computers.

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Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2013. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Radcliffe of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Schwarz of the City of Philadelphia, on June 20, 2013. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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