Minding the Baby® Home Visiting (MTB-HV) Meets HHS Criteria

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2014

In brief

Evidence of model effectiveness

This model meets 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, but does not meet the criteria for tribal populations.

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Model description

Minding the Baby® Home Visiting is designed for young first-time parents living in low-income settings. The model aims to bridge primary care and mental health services for infants by pairing a nurse with a mental health professional to conduct home visits. The home visitors meet with families separately on an alternating schedule, beginning in the second or early third trimester of pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday. Visits take place weekly until the child’s first birthday, then transition to every other week. The home visitors also work closely with the mothers’ prenatal and pediatric clinicians, who may be based in a partnering community health center. The model aims to promote secure attachment; parental reflection (in which parents reflect on their children’s thoughts and feelings and their own development as a parent); and physical and mental health in babies, mothers, and their families. For more information, please read the Model Overview.

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Extent of evidence

Results of search and review
Number of manuscripts
At least one finding was eligible for review…
4
  …and at least one finding rated high
0
  …and at least one finding rated moderate (but none rated high)
2
  …and all findings that were eligible for review rated low
0
  …but manuscript is additional source2
2

For more information, please see the research database. For more information on the criteria used to rate research, please see details of HomVEE’s methods and standards.

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Summary of findings

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Criteria established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Information based on comprehensive review of all high- and moderate-rated manuscripts
CriterionCriterion descriptionCriterion met?
1High- or moderate-quality impact study?Yes
2Across high- or moderate-quality studies, favorable impacts in at least two outcome domains within one sample OR the same domain for at least two non-overlapping samples?Yes
3Favorable impacts on full sample?Yes
4Any favorable impacts on outcome measures sustained at least 12 months after model enrollment?
Reported for all research but only required for RCTs.
Yes
5One or more favorable, statistically significant impact reported in a peer-reviewed journal?
Reported for all research but only required for RCTs.
Yes
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