Model Program

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Nurse-Family Partnership national Office
1900 Grant Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home

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Contact Information:

866.864.5226
info@nursefamilypartnership.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Intervention

Girls

Strong Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School
High School

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City

Individuals

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Expectant Mothers

Description:

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides first-time, low-income mothers of any age with comprehensive home visitation services from public health nurses during pregnancy and the first two years after the birth of the child. Program delivery is primarily through home visitation, but also depends on a variety of other services to achieve outcomes. NFP nurses work intensively with these mothers to improve maternal, prenatal, and early childhood health and well-being with the expectation that this intervention will help achieve long-term improvements in the lives of at-risk families.

Program Descriptors Include:
Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Family/Parental Involvement, Teen Pregnancy, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: Unspecified
Students Served Per Year: Unspecified
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Parenthood
  • High-risk social behavior

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Large number of siblings

Community factors

  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Unspecified

Counselors
Social Workers
Parents

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

NFP produced consistent benefits for low-income mothers and their children, in contrast to the comparison groups, in three experimental studies, including one 15-year follow-up: improved mothers' prenatal health and decreased preterm births, increased mothers' participation in the workforce, reduced rates of subsequent pregnancy and greater intervals between births, reduced maternal behavioral problems attributable to substance use, reduced arrests among the mothers, resulted in fewer arrests and convictions among the 15-year-old adolescents, and reduced cigarette smoking by the 15-year-olds.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level