Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) has been rated by the CEBC in the areas of: Home Visiting for Child Well-Being, Home Visiting for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and Teen Pregnancy.
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.
Goals of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP):
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) has three primary goals:
- 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
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
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2011
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2008
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2008