Implementing Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (MOSAIC)

Implementation last updated: 2013

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Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

The annual cost per woman was estimated to be $2,049 [2009 U.S. dollars; $2,313 in 2009 Australian dollars]. This estimate includes the resources used for training and support of referring clinicians and mentors, as well as costs associated with mentors’ support of mothers, assuming a caseload of four mothers per mentor.

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Labor costs

Mentor mothers were offered payment for each woman they were matched to other than their first match, for a maximum of two hours per week per match, at an hourly rate of approximately $26.50 [2008 US dollars; $27.55 in 2008 Australian dollars]. All women were eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses incurred for home visits.

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Purchase of model or operating license

No information is available about the costs of operating the program.

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Cost of materials and forms

No information is available about the costs of materials and forms.

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Cost of training and technical assistance

No information is available about the costs of training and technical assistance.

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Infrastructure costs

No information is available about the costs of data systems used to support implementation.

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Recruitment and retention costs

No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2013. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information.

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