Refer your eligible Medicaid patients to the Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)

The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is the largest home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and infants. The program supplements regular prenatal/infant care and to assist health care providers in managing their patients' health and well-being and reduce infant mortality.

Prenatal and postpartum in-home visits are included

MIHP provides both prenatal and postpartum home visitation support and care coordination. Enrolled women receive a prenatal visit within their first trimester or within 42 days of enrollment and a postpartum visit on or between 21-56 days after delivery.

Program components

  • Services provided by Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker
  • Evidence-based, comprehensive maternal and infant risk identifiers
  • Determination of maternal or infant risks
  • Possible use of a Registered Dietitian, IBCLC Lactation Consultant and Infant Mental Health Specialist as part of the team
  • Standardized trainings, forms, interventions and care plans
  • Communication and coordination with Medicaid providers and Medicaid health plans
  • A statewide database for risk identifiers and discharge summaries
  • A case management approach

Questions?

For more information about MIHP, visit the Maternal Infant Health Program web page.