Mothers & Babies Statewide Implementation Project in Florida

(Healthy Start and Healthy Families, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers)

Project Description: 

MB-Florida evaluates the statewide rollout of Mothers & Babies 1-on-1 Program through Florida Healthy Start Coalitions and select Florida MIECHV sites. In addition to observing the effectiveness of MB in reducing depression for pregnant and postpartum clients in the Healthy Start Program, this study seeks to understand variables that predict how a train-the-trainer approach (with a mental health clinician providing technical assistance and support) to implementing statewide may be successful in encouraging program fidelity and sustainability. Research activities began July 15, 2016 and terminate in January, 2019. MIECHV sites continue to deliver MB, with some receiving program technical assistance from an MB Remote Supervisor (based out of Northwestern University).

This project was funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with Florida Health Resources and Services Administration.

Project Institutional Review Board Approvals

Northwestern University IRB Approval

CR Approval_for_STU00203805_2018.10.03

Florida Department of Health IRB Approval

Read our February 2019 MB Newsletter! MB-Florida February Newsletter 2019

Preliminary client and implementation outcomes (final data analysis in progress – manuscript to come!)

First 1000 Days 2018 Presentation

More implementation Outcomes:

2018 Dissemination and Implementation Conference Presentation


Mothers & Babies Implementation Materials

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

EPDS (Scale only)
EPDS (Scoring key)

Trainer Resources

Supervision Resources


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Want to support mental health programming in Florida?


Your donation supports our work advocating for and building a system that supports Florida’s youngest residents.

Donations help fund:

  • Expansion of the Florida Infant Mental Health Endorsement.
  • Support for reflective supervision and practice.
  • Trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • FAIMH’s participation in childhood conferences and advocacy events.
  • Partnerships with organizations.
  • FAIMH’s membership as the Florida Alliance Representative of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.


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