North Carolina Baby Love Maternal Outreach Workers Program

Implementation support is not currently available for the model as reviewed.

Last updated: October 2012

In Brief

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 because there are no high- or moderate-rated effectiveness studies of the model.

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Model Description

The Maternal Outreach Worker (MOW) was designed to reduce infant mortality and morbidity by providing social support and outreach to Medicaid-eligible women and infants who typically do not receive preventative health care services. Local health agencies established specific eligibility criteria and implemented the program, which included monthly home visits to pregnant women through their child’s first birthday. Home visits were conducted by paraprofessional MOWs and generally consisted of health education, emotional support, direct services, and referrals. Local health agencies determined the specific home visiting content and MOWs created a unique plan of care for each family. For more information, please read the Model Overview.

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Extent of Evidence

Results of Research and Review
Number of studies
Eligible for review
4
Rated high
0
Rated moderate
0
Rated low
4
Additional source1

For more information, see the study database. For more information on the criteria used to determine the study ratings, please read Producing Study Ratings.

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Summary of Findings

Please read Describing Effects for more information on these categories. Only results from studies that meet the standards for the high or moderate ratings are included above.

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Criteria Established by the Department of Health and Human Services

Information Based on Comprehensive Review of All High- and Moderate-Impact Studies for this Model
High- or moderate-quality impact study?
No
Across 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?
NA
Favorable impacts on full sample?
NA
Any favorable impacts on outcome measures sustained at least 12 months after model enrollment?1
NA
One or more favorable, statistically significant impact reported in a peer-reviewed journal?1
NA

Please read the HHS Criteria for Evidence-Based Models for more information.

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