In May the New York Times carried an article by David Bornstein called the 'Power of Nursing' - here's how it begins:
"In 2010, 5.9 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the United States. If you were a policy maker and you knew a program that could cut this figure in half, what would you do? What if you could reduce the number of babies or toddlers hospitalized for accidents or poisonings by more than half? Or provide a 5 to 7 point IQ boost to children born to the most vulnerable mothers?
Well there is a way. These and other striking results have been documented in studies of a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP, which arranges for registered nurses to make regular home visits to first-time low-income or vulnerable mothers, starting early in their pregnancies and continuing until the child is 2."
Nurse-Family Partnership is grateful for coverage and advocacy such as this. Our success in gaining more champions across the country is due, at least in part, to all of you who have supported Nurse-Family Partnership and we greatly appreciate your support and hope you will continue to learn about, talk about and support NFP.
We hope you have a happy and safe summer!
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