Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. This program has been rated by the CEBC in the following Topic Areas:

1  — Well-Supported by Research Evidence
1  — Well-Supported by Research Evidence
1  — Well-Supported by Research Evidence
1  — Well-Supported by Research Evidence
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About This Program

Target Population: First-time, low-income mothers (no previous live births)

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 5

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 5

Brief Description

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program provides home visits by registered nurses to first-time, low-income mothers, beginning during pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

Program Goals:

The primary goals of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) are:

  • To improve pregnancy outcomes by promoting health-related behaviors
  • To improve child health, development and safety by promoting competent care-giving
  • To enhance parent life-course development by promoting pregnancy planning, educational achievement, and employment

The program also has two secondary goals:

  • To enhance families’ material support by providing links with needed health and social services
  • To promote supportive relationships among family and friends

Contact Information

Bill Thorland, PhD
Title: Director of Evaluation and Research
Agency/Affiliation: Nurse-Family Partnership - National Service Office
Phone: (866) 864-5226

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: November 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2008