Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) Meets HHS Criteria

Last updated: 2019

In brief

Evidence of model effectiveness

This model meets 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, but does not meet the criteria for tribal populations.

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Model description

The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) serves pregnant women and infants up to 18 months old who live in Michigan and receive Medicaid. The model aims to reduce rates of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality by promoting healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and healthy growth and development for infants. Home visiting is offered by a team composed of a licensed social worker, a registered nurse, an infant mental health specialist, a lactation consultant, and a registered dietitian. MIHP is designed to supplement regular prenatal and infant care by offering tailored education and counseling, care coordination, and referrals. The model serves mothers and infants separately based on their respective needs. MIHP maternal services include an assessment visit and up to nine additional monthly visits to implement the plan of care during pregnancy. Mothers are also eligible to receive care as needed up to 60 days postpartum. MIHP infant services also include an assessment and up to nine additional monthly visits in the first year of the child’s life. If needs persist, the infant may be eligible for an additional nine visits, but services must conclude before the infant reaches 18 months of age. Each home visit must last at least 30 minutes. For more information, please read the Model Overview.

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Extent of evidence

Results of search and review
Number of manuscripts
At least one finding was eligible for review…
  …and at least one finding rated high
  …and at least one finding rated moderate (but none rated high)
  …and all findings that were eligible for review rated low
  …but manuscript is additional source1

For more information, see the research database. For more information on the criteria used to rate research, please see details of HomVEE’s methods and standards.

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Summary of findings

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Criteria established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Information based on comprehensive review of all high- and moderate-rated manuscripts
CriterionCriterion descriptionCriterion met?
1High- or moderate-quality impact study?Yes
2Across high- or moderate-quality studies, favorable impacts in at least two outcome domains within one sample OR the same domain for at least two non-overlapping samples?Yes
3Favorable impacts on full sample?Yes
4Any favorable impacts on outcome measures sustained at least 12 months after model enrollment?
Reported for all research but only required for RCTs.
5One or more favorable, statistically significant impact reported in a peer-reviewed journal?
Reported for all research but only required for RCTs.

Notes: If the model does not meet criterion 3 but meets criteria 1 and 2 based on findings from subgroups, the impacts must be replicated in the same domain in two or more studies using non-overlapping analytic study samples. HomVEE assesses and reports criteria 4 and 5 for all models that have well-designed research, but meeting those two criteria is only required of models for which all findings are from randomized controlled trials. Please read the HHS criteria for evidence-based models for more information.

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