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Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that serves low-income women pregnant with their first child. Each vulnerable new mom is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits. It is a life-transforming partnership, for the mom and her child. NFP helps families - and the communities they live in - become stronger while saving money for state, local and federal governments.


Program Results
With over 35 years of research from randomized, controlled trials prove it works - delivering multi-generational outcomes that benefit communities and reduce the cost of long-term social service programs. The following represent only a few of the outcomes that have been observed among participants in at least one of the trials of the program: 

Improved Pregnancy Outcomes:
79% reduction in preterm delivery for women who smoke, and reduction of high-risk pregnancies as a result of greater intervals between first and subsequent births
35% fewer hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Improved Child Health and Development:
67% reduction in behavioral and intellectual problems of children at age 6
59% reduction in arrests of children at age 15
56% reduction in emergency room visits for accidents and poisonings
50% reduction in language delays in child at age 21 months
48% reduction in child abuse and neglect
39% fewer injuries among children

Increased Economic Self-Sufficiency:
83% increase of mothers returning to work by the child's 4th birthday
72% fewer convictions of the mother
60% fewer arrest of the mother
46% increase in father's presence in household
32% fewer subsequent pregnancies
20% reduction in months on welfare



Eligiblity
  • Women pregnant with their first baby, and must be enrolled by 28 weeks gestation
  • Low-income
  • Shawnee County resident
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