Implementing Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH)
Implementation last updated: 2020
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Prerequisites for implementation
Type of implementing program
Staff education and experience
The developer requires that nurse home visitors receive monthly team supervision, and recommends monthly individual supervision (with more frequent sessions for staff new to the MECSH model) to support reflection on clinical practices that the nurses deliver in the home. Clinical supervisors should oversee the home visitors and managers should provide supervision related to program management.
The ratio of supervisors to home visitors is based on the home visitor team structure and supervisor arrangements for each program site.
Staff ratio requirements
Data systems/technology requirements
The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2020. Recommended further reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Lynn Kemp at the Western Sydney University on February 21, 2020. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.