Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW)<sup>&reg</sup> Implementation Support

The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) Program is a partnership between Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) and community-based organizations. VUSN and MIHOW Regional Consultants provide implementation support.

MIHOW uses home visitors (called outreach workers) from the local community, allowing the model to link the parenting experience of community members with university and community partners. The outreach workers listen to parents’ concerns; educate parents about nutrition, health, and children’s development; model positive parenting practices; and provide links to medical and social services.