Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides nurse home visitation to first-time, low-income mothers, from early pregnancy up to the child's second birthday. NFP improves pregnancy outcomes by encouraging preventive health practices that enhance child health outcomes. To learn more or to make a referral, contact the NFP Nurse Supervisor at (614) 722-8303.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Nurse-Family Partnership?
Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit you in your home throughout your pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2 years old.
- How often will my nurse visit?
Your nurse will visit every week or two during your pregnancy and continue with visits until your baby is 2 years old. You and your nurse will decide the exact schedule.
- How much does the program cost?
Nurse-Family Partnership is no cost to eligible women.
- Who can enroll in the program?
Any woman may enroll if she:
- Is pregnant with her first child
- Meets income requirements
- Is no later than 28 weeks gestation
Also, you can join as early in your pregnancy as you like!
- Can my baby's father participate?
Nurse-Family Partnership encourages fathers, family members and even friends to be involved in the visits and learn how they can best support you. You and your nurse decide who gets involved.
Because you are the one who carries the baby and you are the first person to take care of your baby, you are the one who is actually enrolled in the program. You will be the nurse's main focus.