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The MIHOW Program

The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) Program is a peer mentoring program that targets economically disadvantaged and geographically isolated communities. The program is designed to improve health and child development for pregnant women and families with children ages 0-3. MIHOW employs parents from the local community as outreach workers to

The MIHOW Program is a partnership between Vanderbilt University and community-based organizations. Through monthly home visits and parenting groups, MIHOW promotes healthy pregnancies, healthy children and healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. MIHOW workers make more than 12,500 home visits per year to 1100 families in Nashville and throughout the Southeast.