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Male Initiative Program

Health Factors: Family & Social Support
Decision Makers: Nonprofit Leaders Public Health Professionals & Advocates
Evidence Rating: Insufficient Evidence
Population Reach: 20-49% of WI's population
Impact on Disparities: Likely to decrease disparities

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The Male Initiative Program is designed to educate fathers about the role they play in pregnancy outcomes and the health and well-being of their children. The program aims to improve involvement with children and families and promote parenting skills.

Expected Beneficial Outcomes

Improved father involvement
Improved parenting

Evidence of Effectiveness

There is insufficient evidence to determine whether the Male Initiative Program improves pregnancy outcomes or the health and well-being of children. Evaluations of the Male Initiative Program are not available. 


United States

The Male Initiative Program is currently implemented in conjunction with Early Head Start in Pittsburgh (Healthy Start-MIP). 

Citations - Implementation

Healthy Start-MIP - Healthy Start, Inc. Male initiative program (MIP). Accessed on February 5, 2016

Page Last Updated

May 23, 2012