Mothers & Babies Group Study

Comparing the Effectiveness of Clinicians and Paraprofessionals to Reduce Disparities in Perinatal Depression

The MB Group Study is a multi-site study among home visiting programs in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and West Virginia. This study is a superiority trial comparing the efficacy of the Mothers & Babies Group intervention delivered by paraprofessional home visitors to usual care (home visiting services without MB) on depression and other patient-reported outcomes. This study also evaluates the relative effectiveness of the MB program delivered by home visitors and trained mental health clinicians. This 3-year PCORI-funded study launched in 2016 and was recently completed in Summer 2019. 

Final Results of the Mothers & Babies Group Study

Please read a brief summary of the MB Group study results [English, Spanish].

For more details about the study and results, view this short presentation.

What’s Next?

See details about the EPIC Study, which will follow-up with this MB Group study cohort for four years to assess long-term mental health, parenting, and child development outcomes among participating mothers and babies.