Nurse Family Partnership

The Nurse Family Partnership program provides home visits by registered nurses to first-time mothers, beginning during pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday. The program aims to: improve pregnancy outcomes by promoting health-related behaviors; improve child health, development, and safety by promoting competent caregiving; and enhance parent life-course development by promoting pregnancy planning, educational achievement, and employment. Secondary goals include providing links with needed health and social services, and promoting supportive social relationships.

David Olds, PhD, University of Colorado Denver, 1977

Evidence Rating: I

Cost: N/A

Additional Info:


Home Visiting Parenting Education Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning Socio-emotional Development for Children

Perinatal Periods:

Parenting Postpartum Pre-/Inter-conception Prenatal

Resource types:

Model programs

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