Nurse-Family Partnership


Nurse-Family Partnership pairs first-time, low-income pregnant women with nurses to improve pregnancy/birth outcomes, child health and development, and family economic self-sufficiency. Research shows this model: 

Improves maternal and child health by decreasing the likelihood of anxiety and depression, reducing the prevalence of pregnancy complications, and decreasing the rate of maternal mortality. 

  • NFP participation reduces smoking during pregnancy, pregnancy complications, childhood injuries, use of subsidized childcare, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), preterm first births, and infant deaths. It also improves language development, likelihood of breastfeeding, and compliance with immunizations [Miller, T. R. (2015). Projected Outcomes of Nurse-Family Partnership Home Visitation During 1996–2013, USA. Prevention Science, 16(6), 765-777.] 

Increases economic self-sufficiency by improving first-time mothers’ employment status and educational attainment. 

  • NFP improves the employment status, educational attainment, and economic self-sufficiency of first-time mothers. [Flowers, M., Sainer, S., Stoneburner, A., & Thorland, W. (2020). Education and Employment Outcomes in Clients of the Nurse–Family Partnership. Public Health Nursing, 37(2), 206-214.] 

Nurse-Family Partnership serves families in 50 counties