Best Practice

Nurse-Family Partnership®


State/Jurisdiction: National
Setting: Community Home-Based
Population: Women/Maternal Health,
Topic Area: Birth Outcomes & Breastfeeding, Reproductive Health,
NPMs: NPM 1: Well-Woman Visit NPM 5: Safe Sleep NPM 6: Developmental Screening NPM 7.1: Injury Hospitalization – Ages 0 to 9 NPM 14.1: Smoking – Pregnancy NPM 15: Adequate Insurance

Nurse-Family Partnership® empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Nurse Family Partnership® works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, continuing through the child’s second birthday. The expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need in order to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new moms develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for their new family. Throughout the partnership, the nurse provides new moms with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child.


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