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Nurse Family Partnership in Our Community

Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday. Independent research proves that communities benefit from this relationship — every dollar invested in Nurse-Family Partnership can yield more than five dollars in return.

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Nurse-Family Partnership Goals

  1. Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including thorough prenatal care from their healthcare providers, improving their diets, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances;
  2. Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care; and
  3. Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education and find work.

Client Demographics for Year 2011

  • 127 Families were served throughout the year;

  • 62% of Nurse-Family Partnership clients are under 19 years of age;

  • 60.5% White;

  • 7% Multi-racial;

  • 96% Medicaid recipients;

  • 41% Have a mental health concern.

Positive Outcomes for NFP Clients in Our Community

  98%   of mothers initiated breastfeeding
    33% of mothers continued at 6 months
     20% of mothers continued at 12 months
93%   of mothers experience positive mother-infant interaction
  50%   of mothers having a reduction in experience of post delivery depression
  29%   of mothers stopped smoking during pregnancy
  92%   of babies were up-to-date with immunizations at 12 months
  44%   of mothers who entered the program without a diploma/GED have since earned their diploma/GED, and another 25% are continuing beyond High School
  54%   of mothers were employed at program end
  67%   of mothers have a reduction in experience of domestic violence

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  • Gretchen Thaller
    Nurse Family Partnership Supervisor
  • (360) 867-2545
  •  or 
  • Email
This page last updated: 04/29/17