MBD™ Sites

Moving Beyond DepressionTM (MBD) has been adopted by home visiting programs operating in 11 states. Collectively, MBD™ is offered in home  visiting programs that serve more than 18,000
mothers and children a year.


Every Child Succeeds
® (ECS) provides home visitation to mothers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. ECS® delivers services to over 3,500 mothers a year and provides families support to ensure an optimal start for their children. ECS® offers MBDTM to English and Spanish speaking mothers enrolled in the following home visitation models; Healthy Families America®, Nurse-Family Partnership®, Early Head Start, HRSA Healthy Start and StartStrong, a perinatal intervention.

Kentucky’s Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS), has been offering the MBDTM program to mothers enrolled in their program since 2012. HANDS provides home visitation to pregnant moms-to-be and new parents that supports all areas of a baby’s development. HANDS is an evidence-based model that focuses on the following areas, positive pregnancy outcomes, optimal child growth and development, healthy, safe homes for children and family self-sufficiency. HANDS offers MBDTM to more than 4,000 mothers living in 46 counties.

KY-and-MA-573x340Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program began using the MBDTM program in 2013 to mothers enrolled in MIECHV-funded home visitation programs in Wyandotte County (Kansas City, KS). The goal of the Kansas MIECHV Program is to deliver evidence-based home visiting programs with high model fidelity to families with pregnant women and children (0-5) in at -risk communities. Wyandotte County offers the following models of home visitation: Parents as Teachers®, Healthy Families America®, Early Head Start and Team for Infants Endangered by Substance Abuse, a specialized program for mothers who self-identify as having problems with drug and/or alcohol use.

The Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (MHVI) began providing MBDTM in 2013. As part of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative (MIECHV), MHVI supports home visiting programs in 17 highest-need communities in Massachusetts, and their surrounding areas. These services are located in the cities and towns statewide with high numbers of immigrants, homeless and impoverished families, teen parents, and families impacted by substance use, mental health issues, and domestic violence. MHVI currently offers MBD to 21 individual home visiting agencies across the state (both MHVI-affiliated and non-affiliated). The agencies provide the following home visiting programs Health Families America ®, Early Head Start, Parents as Teachers ®, Healthy StepsSM, Early Intervention Partnership Program (EIPP), and Early Intervention (EI- IDEA Part C).

Lancaster General Health became the fifth Moving Beyond DepressionTM site in January of 2015. This program is designed to help mothers have healthier, smarter babies with better outcomes. Lancaster General Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership ® program serves more than 170 mothers year in Lancaster, PA.

Centerstone’s Prenatal, Infant and Early Services started providing MBDTM to South Central Tennessee in May 2015. Centerstone’s Prenatal, Infant and Early Childhood Services offers the following models of home visitation to over 650 mothers per year living in the 9 county service areas, HRSA Healthy Start and Healthy Families America®. Centerstone’s Prenatal, Infant and Early Childhood Services are designed to teach parents the importance of a healthy pregnancy, the impact of healthy influences during baby’s early years of life and the significance of good social/emotional development on a child’s developing brain to promote infant mental health.

Nevada County Public Health Department, California, launched Moving Beyond Depression™ in August 2015 with two therapists serving English and Spanish speaking mothers. In Nevada County, approximately 130 families a year receive services through the following home visiting programs: Foothills Truckee Healthy Babies, an accredited program of Healthy Families America®, Adolescent Family Life Program, Early Head Start, and Public Health Nursing’s Maternal and Child Health Program.

In October of 2015 South Carolina became the eighth state to launch Moving Beyond Depression™. This effort was led by the following organizations, Carolina Health Centers, Little River Medical Center, and Low Country Health Care System. These three organizations provide home visiting services to mothers in ten counties utilizing the following models, Healthy Families America®, Nurse-Family Partnership®, and Healthy StepsSM. This effort was made possible by support from Children’s Trust of South Carolina through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

West Virginia Home Visitation Program (WVHVP) is the ninth state to offer Moving Beyond Depression to mothers in home visiting programs. WVHP is housed within the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, and involves partnerships at federal, state and community levels to help families in need. WVHP is available for pregnant women and mothers with children ages zero to five. The organization delivers positive support, education, referrals to services and information on resources to families enrolled in their programs. WVHP utilizes the Health Families America®, Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker, and Parents as Teachers® home visiting models.

In May of 2016 Moving Beyond Depression launched in Missouri and expanded services in Kansas. This effort was made possible by Children’s Mercy Hospital, The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and United Way of Greater Kansas City as part of the Promise 1000 Home Visiting Collaborative. The Family Conservancy will be providing In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to mothers enrolled in the following home visiting programs: Child Abuse Prevention Association, Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Healthy Families America, Children’s Mercy Hospital’s TIES Program, Cornerstones of Care, Easter Seals Midwest, Front Porch Alliance, Kansas Area Parents as Teachers, Project Eagle and Start at Zero. Moving Beyond Depression will serve the following counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte County in Kansas.

Florida is the 11th state to offer Moving Beyond DepressionTM to mothers in home visiting program in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. This effort was made possible by Florida Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative. MBDTM treatment will be provided by therapists from Child Guidance Center, Meridian Behavioral  Healthcare Inc., Success 4 Kids & Families Inc., REACHUP Inc., Citrus Health Network Inc. and Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade. The following home visiting programs will be offering MBDTM treatment to mothers enrolled in Florida Healthy Start in Jacksonville/Clay County, Gainesville, Tampa and Miami; HRSA Healthy Start in Tampa; Nurse-Family Partnership® in Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami and Parents As Teachers® in Gainesville.