Implementing MOM Program

Model implementation summary last updated: 2013

The information in this implementation report 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 manuscripts 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. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about any research on the effectiveness of the model, including any version(s) of the model with effectiveness research. Versions of the model that are described in the Adaptations and enhancements section of this implementation report may include (1) versions that were identified by the model’s developer and (2) versions that have been implemented by researchers and have manuscripts that HomVEE rated high or moderate, but that are not supported by the model’s developer.

Prerequisites for implementation

Type of implementing program

Implementing agencies must be able to provide adequate oversight of a team composed of lay and professional staff. No other details are available about the type of organizations that implement the program.

View Revisions

Staffing requirements

Home visitors include nurse practitioners and community workers.

A supervisory group of health professionals and a program manager oversees the home visitors.

View Revisions

Staff education and experience

Nurse practitioners have masters’ degrees. Community workers must have completed high school.

Supervisory group members include a pediatrician, two Ph.D.-level clinical psychologists, a Ph.D.-level director of a nurse practitioner training program, and a program manager.

View Revisions

Supervision requirements

Throughout the program, weekly, 90-minute supervision meetings are held with all home visitors and the supervisory group. During the meetings, the supervisory group reviews home visitors’ detailed records of attempted contact with mothers, briefly discusses each mother’s progress, and recommends strategies to engage unresponsive mothers. Strategies include varying the timing and type of outreach, as well as having a different home visitor conduct the outreach. Supervisory meetings also include ongoing trainings.

View Revisions

Staff ratio requirements

No information is available about the required ratio of home visitors to families. The ratio of home visitors to families in the MOM Program replication is about 150:1. The initial demonstration of the MOM Program used a caseload of about 85:1.

View Revisions

Data systems/technology requirements

The MOM model tracks fidelity and implementation information using paper forms that are subsequently added to a Microsoft Access database management system. MOM model developers suggest that future implementation sites consider collecting information via tablet computers.

View Revisions

Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2013. Recommended further reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Radcliffe of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Schwarz of the City of Philadelphia, in June 2013. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

View Revisions