Strengthening Families and Communities

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a national, evidence-based program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable, first time moms.  The program’s three primary goals are to improve pregnancy outcomes; improve the child’s health and development; and improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family.

Each mother is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday, guiding them through the emotional, social, and physical challenges they face, empowering women to change their families’ lives for the better.

The program helps young moms to develop a vision for their own futures, stay in school, find employment, and plan future pregnancies; which enables them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Here in our valley, enrolled mothers experience drastic reductions of domestic violence, and dramatic increases of employment.  Additionally, 94 percent of babies were up-to-date with immunizations at 24 months, protecting their own—and their community’s health outlook.

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