Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2013
Evidence of model effectiveness
This model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model” for the general population or for tribal populations because the findings from high- or moderate-rated effectiveness studies of the model do not meet all required criteria.
The MOM Program is designed to address gaps in the use of health and early intervention services for developmental issues for children under age 5, to improve their developmental and behavioral outcomes at kindergarten entry. The program targets low-income, postpartum mothers of healthy infants. Home visits, conducted by a nurse or community worker, typically last 15 minutes and are offered until children reach age 5. Until age 3, the program provides mothers with home visits and telephone reminders before planned well-child health care visits to prepare them for their appointments, telephone calls to follow up after their visits, and developmental screenings when children are 18 and 36 months old. Home visits conducted after age 3 focus on preschool and kindergarten enrollment and, when applicable, the transition from early intervention to special education services. For more information, please read the Model Overview.