Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership's mission is to empower first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. The goals of the Nurse-Family Partnership program are: 1. Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including thorough prenatal care from their healthcare providers, improving their diets, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances; 2. Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care; and 3. Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a visio...
Dec 27, 2016

Nurse-Family Partnership reaches 250,000 Moms

Mother and Baby visit with their nurse
Mother and Baby visit with their nurse

On behalf of all of us at  Nurse-Family Partnership, thank you for your generous support of our project, Brighter Futures for Vulnerable Babies, which focused on helping us serve more moms than ever before in 2016.  We cannot think of a better way to thank you than inviting you to celebrate a very special milestone with us.  As of today, Nurse-Family Partnership has cumulatively served more than 250,000 moms.  

That equals 250,000 women whose lives have been changed for the better.  And 250,000 babies with improved birth outcomes and a clear path toward healthier child development.  And 250,000 vulnerable families that will enjoy increased economic self-sufficiency now and in the future.

In fact, every day Nurse-Family Partnership is serving more families than ever before.  Every day, our nurses are walking into homes in our cities and rural communities to partner with new moms—who are poor, often young, and otherwise without support.  Your gift provided these moms with expert advice from a medical professional, consistent guidance and encouragement, pre- and postnatal care, nutrition and overall counseling, and a roadmap to good parenting.

With a quarter million families already served, imagine how many more we can reach together.  And what a difference that could make for the more than 380,000 babies who are born into poverty every year in this country. Nurse-Family Partnership continues to be the most proven program helping to break the cycle of poverty in this country—one mother and one child at a time. Together we have had an impact. Compared to similar low-income mothers, the quarter million moms served thus far by Nurse-Family Partnership have had 9,500 fewer premature deliveries; 15,500 fewer cases of child maltreatment and abuse; and avoided more than 34,000 unnecessary visits to hospital emergency rooms.

But we are not only delivering consistent outcomes and reaching more babies during the most critical time in their lives, we also continue to demonstrate a sound return on your philanthropic investment.  For every dollar invested, the program returns up to $5.70, providing an estimated net benefit to society of more than $56,000 for each family served.  That equates to over $10 billion in cumulative net savings over the program’s lifetime.

Mar 29, 2016

How a mom can boost her kid's brainpower

When you think of all of the critical things moms do for their kids, do you think of them boosting brainpower?  Your support of Nurse-Family Partnership does just that - help vulnerable moms learn how to boost their child's brainpower!

Charles Nelson, PhD and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School tells us that the first few years of a child's life are critical, "Millions and millions and millions of brain connections are being built. And so as we build the scaffolding for subsequent learning in those first few years, that scaffolding enables learning that occurs over the lifespan."

Watch this video from PBS Newshour to learn a little more about how Nurse-Family Partnership nurses interact with and coach moms to be the best parents they can be (see link below).  Thank you for supporting these moms!

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Mar 29, 2016

Learn from the Lone Star Nurse

Your support of Nurse-Family Partnership helps us to serve more low-income first-time families - but what does that look like?  A Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse, “..sees the good and potential in everyone, and she uses her considerable talents to help them see that in themselves.”  (Dawn Porter, Lone Star Nurse Filmmaker)

There is a new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with episodes called The New Yorker Presents and they have come out with a short episode called the Lone Star Nurse which follows a Nurse-Family Partnership nurse in Port Arthur Texas as she visits a few of her clients. 

Click here to learn a little more about the work you are supporting: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-new-yorkers-television-show-lone-star-nurse

Thank you for the difference you have made in the lives of Nurse-Family Partnership families! 

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