Working together to Ensure Healthier Families
Northeastern Nurse Family Partnership Collaborative
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of low-income, first-time mothers by improving their health, well-being, and self-sufficiency. As a first-time mother, you most likely have many questions. That is why NFP is so importnat--to help you have a healthy pregnancy, coach you on child development, and empower you with confidence to guide your child to a successful future. Once enrolled in the program, a specially trained nurse visits you throughout your pregnancy and until your baby turns two years old. Your nurse will always be there for you so that you can be there for your baby.
This progrqam, a multi-county collaborative, is new to the four-county area of Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton. The staff consists of a Master's Prepared Nursing Supervisor, four BSN Nurse Home Visitors, and a Data Entry Clerk. It is a free, voluntary program that empowers low-income, first-time mothers to become confident parents and strong women through partnerships with nurse home visits.
NFP Nurse Home Visitors work with their clients to achieve three important goals:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in preventive health practices.
- Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care; and
- Improve 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.
Tia Alfonso, RN, BSN, 252-534-5841 (ext) 681
For more information on the Northeastern Nurse Family Partnership Program call:
252-534-5841 (ext.) 635
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