Implementing Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW)®

Implementation last updated: 2018

The information in this profile reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the research reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Similarly, models described here may not all have impact studies, and those with impact studies may vary in their effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about research on the effectiveness of the models discussed here.

Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

The average cost of serving a family with MIHOW services is approximately $2,400 per year [2018 dollars]. No information is available on the assumptions used to develop the estimate.

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Labor costs

No information is available on the costs associated with staffing.

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Purchase of model or operating license

The MIHOW licensing fee is 5 percent of an agency’s total MIHOW program budget.

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Cost of materials and forms

Each of the following materials is available for purchase by contacting the MIHOW office [costs are in 2018 dollars]:

  • Home Visit Guide—The Prenatal Period: $100
  • Home Visit Guide—The First Year of Life: $100
  • Home Visit Guide—The Second Year of Life: $100
  • Home Visit Guide—The Third Year of Life: $100
  • The Administrators’ Manual: $50
  • The MIHOW Way, 2nd Ed.—Training Manual: $150
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Cost of training and technical assistance

Training and technical assistance costs are included in the cost of the licensing fee. Licensed sites attending the annual conference pay a discounted rate.

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Infrastructure costs

No information is available on the cost of data systems used to support implementation.

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Recruitment and retention costs

No information is available on the costs associated with recruiting and retaining families.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2018. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the MIHOW Program at the Center for Community Health Solutions, Vanderbilt University on March 6, 2018. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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