The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors.
Women enrolled in the program are visited by a specially trained, registered nurse throughout the pregnancy and until the baby turns two years old. During these visits, a nurse will offer knowledge and support women need to confidently create a better life for themselves and their baby.
The Nurse-Family Partnership goals:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices including: receiving routine prenatal care, improving their diet, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal substances
- Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care
- Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education, and find work.
- To enroll in the Nurse-Family Partnership program, the client must meet the following requirements:
- Pregnant with her first child
- In early pregnancy – before 28 weeks gestation
- Meet income and residency requirements
The Partnership operates Hudson, Union, Passaic and Bergen Counties NFP programs. These programs are supported through a combination of state and federal funding from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. For more information about these programs, click here.