Following Baby Back Home (FBBH)
Last updated: May 2018
Evidence of Model Effectiveness
This model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model" for the general population or for tribal populations.
Following Baby Back Home (FBBH) serves families residing in Arkansas with medically complex, high-risk infants discharged from the NICU. FBBH aims to reduce morbidity and mortality rates among medically complex, high-risk infants by reducing preventable infant rehospitalizations, improving adherence to infant medical appointments and immunizations, and increasing families’ skills and self-efficacy in caring for their preterm infants. The model consists of home visits with a registered nurse and a licensed social worker. The home visiting team provides care coordination, helps families identify local resources to meet the infant’s service needs, and provides referrals to support families’ social functioning and overall well-being. Families are enrolled immediately following the infant’s discharge from the NICU and services are offered until the child is 3 years old. FBBH includes two home visits per month for the first two months after enrollment, one home visit per month until the child is 1 year of age, and one visit every other month until the child is age 3. For more information, please read the model Overview.
Extent of Evidence
Summary of Findings
HomVEE reports results from studies that meet the standards for the high or moderate ratings. No such studies were identified for this review of FBBH.
Criteria Established by the Department of Health and Human Services
Please read the HHS Criteria for Evidence-Based Models for more information.