Nurse-Family Partnership® is a relationship-based program that partners highly-trained professional nurses with vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies. The program transforms lives through improved pregnancy outcomes, promotion of child health and development, and the encouragement of economic self-sufficiency for families.
1,000 low-income families enrolled in Nurse Family Partnership in Colorado Prevents
45 preterm births
253 child maltreatment incidents
303 violent crimes by youth
3 infant deaths
Registered nurses visit moms and babies in their homes for over two years. The program is uniquely effective due to the following characteristics:
- Voluntary enrollment of first-time, low-income mothers (an optimal time to promote positive behaviors).
- Long-term program duration (over 2 years).
- Delivery by highly-trained, registered nurses who deliver skilled consultation and mentoring.
- Nurses develop close, trusting relationships with the mother and her child.
- Strengths-based: an emphasis on client’s unique strengths and development of a positive vision and plan for their lives and the lives of their children.
INVEST IN KIDS’ ROLE
Invest in Kids is responsible for the program’s ongoing growth and development, acting as advocate for funding and expansion, and consultant for continuing education and collaboration with program nurses.
- Community planning: ensures that all local communities who have or plan to have Nurse-Family Partnership have the knowledge, skills, and support needed to sustain the program and build strong nursing teams
- Training: ensures that all nurse-home visitors and their supervisors are prepared and supported in delivering Nurse-Family Partnership to diverse communities and families
- Data: helps Nurse-Family Partnership local teams interpret client data for quality improvement
- Advocacy: protects state funding for Nurse-Family Partnership® through education and advocacy
Nurse-Family Partnership is one of the few programs in the country with over 30 years of clinical trials. These trials prove that the program produces long term changes in clients’ lives.
reduction in cigarette smoking during pregnancy
babies born full term
of babies were born at a healthy weight
Child and Health Development
of clients initiated breasfeeding
of children had a devleopmental screening at 10 months of age
of children were fully immunized at age two
of clients did not have a subsequent pregnancy at 18 months postpartum
of clients were working at program completion
of clients without a high school diploma/GED at enrollment earned a diploma/GED at program completion
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Referrals in Metro Denver
Would you like to refer a first-time pregnant mom to NFP? Anyone can refer and we greatly appreciate your referral. This form is editable and be filled in and can be faxed or emailed.
Refer a mom
Annual Evaluation Report
The Jacquelyn Wonder Fund
The Jacquelyn Wonder Fund provides financial help for unmet needs experienced by the families being served in the Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership, as well as unmet educational and professional development needs of NFP nurses working in Colorado.
The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses
Invest in Kids is bringing recognition of nursing excellence out of the hospital and into the field, giving Nurse-Family Partnership home visitors the opportunity to be celebrated for the difference they make in the lives of mothers and babies.
Have you seen an NFP nurse in action and been blown away? Want to nominate her for the DAISY Award?