Information in this section is based on studies included in the HomVEE review. For the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH) program, we reviewed two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and two standalone implementation articles. (Please see Studies for Implementation Experiences for a list of the studies and to link to the characteristics of the samples examined in the effectiveness studies.)
The two RCTs examined the same group of participants being served by the same set of program sites. As a result of this overlap, we refer to these as only one study throughout the rest of this section. An earlier implementation study focused exclusively on the prenatal stage of the same MECSH trial.