Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership

If you came to us because you are pregnant with your first child, you may receive the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Nurses take care of people and help them live healthier lives. In this program, you will receive your own specially trained Registered Nurse to care for you and help you and your baby. To be eligible for this part of our services, you must be low income, live in Montgomery County, and your first visit with your nurse must take place before your 28th week of pregnancy. The NFP model is supported by the Help Me Grow Home Visiting program and federal and local grants. 

What moms in NFP say most often is their nurse is there for them, cares for, and listens to them. The goals are to have a healthy baby, to improve child health and development, and to help mothers and fathers be successful. The relationship you establish with your nurse is key to helping you develop into a strong, empowered mother with the healthiest, brightest, best baby possible!

Other Resources

Nurse-Family Partnership
Family & Children First
Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association

Red Treehouse

Latest News:
JPB Foundation Awards Nurse-Family Partnership $2.2 Million Grant
Covenant House President Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley Recognize Nurse-Family Partnership in New Book on Youth Homelessness
Michigan Says Expand Nurse-Family Partnership for High-Risk Babies

For current research and reports on NFP:
Journals and Reports

For results from 3 randomized controlled trials of NFP:
Evidence of Effectiveness

For recent publications about NFP:
Review of 8 HV Models (PDF)
Philanthropy in the New Age of Government Austerity
Home Visits by Nurses to Low-Income First-Time Mothers Yield Enduring Benefits
The Case for Managed Care to Support Local Nurse-Family Partnership Programs
The Power of Nursing
Cuddle Your Kid! 

 

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