Journals and reports

The report, "Nurse-Family Partnership Successfully Meets All Program Benchmarks From 2012 To 2014," published by the NFP National Service Office is an analysis of the national performance of NFP, finding that the program has met all of the federally required benchmarks for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) Program. The report provides national results of NFP's implementation of the MIECHV program, comparing the findings from fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2014. October 2015.

Researcher Ted Miller’s NFP study published in the Aug. 2015 edition of Prevention Science projects significant long-term effects and government cost saving for families enrolled in Nurse-Family Partnership. August 2015.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation’s report,  
Leveraging the Social Determinants of Health: What Works? (pages 4-5 and 23) recognizes NFP’s potential for reducing health care costs and improving health outcomes, June 2015.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy names Nurse-Family Partnership an Exemplar Program in its Invest in a Strong Start for Children: A Toolkit for Donors – which focuses on the importance of investing in early childhood. March 2013.

World Health Organization European report on preventing child maltreatment recognizes NFP as an effective program, published in 2013.

The Bridgespan Group reports how NFP’s capacity building strategy is a model example of how foundations giving to nonprofits helped attract government funding in its paper, “Philanthropy in the New Age of Government Austerity,” September 2012.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse through the National Institute of Health recognizes Nurse-Family Partnership for improving outcomes for mothers and children for years after its administration and for saving the government money.  Read the article, “Home Visits by Nurses to Low-Income First-Time Mothers Yield Enduring Benefits,” April 2012.

A 2012 cost-benefit update by Washington State Institute for Public Policy estimated long-term benefits of almost $23,000 per participant in Nurse-Family Partnership.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report  that shows that child abuse and neglect costs the U.S. $124 billion from just one year of confirmed cases of child maltreatment. Nurse-Family Partnership is named as an effective program  that has “great potential to reduce the economic burden of child maltreatment.”  January 2012.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s donor investment guide, “High Impact Holiday Giving,” included NFP in a list of 10 organizations that are described as the “best opportunities for making a meaningful difference in people’s lives in the United States and abroad.” December 2011

The Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy says Nurse-Family Partnership is the program model that has earned a "strong" level of confidence in producing meaningful outcomes among all HHS home visiting programs. In its bi-monthly newsletter, Rigorous Evidence, CEBP rates NFP at the top of the eight programs in the HHS Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. August 2011.  

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy publishes an update on their work evaulating the ROI of evidence-based programs called: "Return on Investment: Evidence-Based Options to Improve Statewide Outcomes." July 2011.

In an article on what lawmakers should know about foster care, the National Conference for State Legislators' monthly magazine highlights Nurse-Family Partnership's track record of reducing child abuse rates in New York. April 2011.

The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation publishes "The Case for Managed Care to Support Local Nurse-Family Partnership Programs," an article written by NFP Chief Strategic Relations Officer Peggy Hill. March 30, 2011.

The North Carolina Medical Journal publishes "Preventing Child Maltreatment in North Carolina" by Adam. J. Zolotor, MD, MPH of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. N C Med J. 2010;71(6):553-555. December 2010.

Replication of Nurse-Family Partnership in the United Kingdom is examined in the paper "From Evidence-Base to Practice: Implementation of the Nurse Family Partnership Programme in England," published by the Journal of Children's Services. December 2010.

The Nurse-Family Partnership program in Spokane, Washington is profiled in Children's Bureau Express, a publication of the Administration for Children & Families. December 2010.

The Grantmakers in Health Bulletin writes on Nurse-Family Partnership in the article "Home Visiting: Giving Parents and Children an Early Boost." November 15, 2010.

Nurse-Family Partnership is highlighted in the two-year report on the American Academy of Nursing's Raise the Voice campaign. Fall 2010.

A study by PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice and Policy at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia of Nurse-Family Partnership in Pennsylvania found program efficacy in both rural and urban settings relating to pregnancy spacing and birth intervals. The peer-reviewed paper was published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal. November 1, 2010.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation senior vice president Dr. James S. Marks lauds Nurse-Family Partnership in "Does CBO Need a Nudge to Invest in Our Children?", a paper published in First Focus' Big Ideas: Game-Changers for Children series. Marks calls for improved Congressional Budget Office scoring of prevention programs like NFP. October 25, 2010.

NFP program founder Dr. David Olds writes a chapter in a new paper from the Brookings Institution entitled "Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy." October 13, 2010.

The journal Breastfeeding Medicine publishes two NFP-related articles, one by Deborah L. Kaplan titled "Making Breastfeeding the Norm in New York City," and the other by NFP board member Karen Hendricks titled "Healthcare Reform Boosts Breastfeeding." 5(5): 211-212 and 5(5): 265-268. October 2010.

An article in the journal Pediatrics entitled "The Pediatrician's Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention" states that NFP "has demonstrated improvements in maternal and child functioning and showed a trend toward reduced childhood mortality rates from preventable causes." The article was written by Emalee G. Flaherty, John Stirling, Jr. and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. October 2010.

Nurse-Family Partnership is featured in the journal article "Prevention Strategies in Child Maltreatment," published in the journal Current Opinions in Pediatrics. Author Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE writes that NFP has "provided consistently positive results." Vol. 22, Issue, 5, 616-620. October 2010.

A Child Trends Fact Sheet titled "What Works for Home Visiting Programs" includes recaps of Nurse-Family Partnership research results. July 2010.

The Children's Legal Rights Journal publishes an article entitled "Spotlight On: Nurse-Family Partnership." The journal is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the ABA Center on Children & the Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Counsel for Children. PDF used with permission. Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer 2010.

The South Carolina Perinatal Association's quarterly newsletter looks at Nurse-Family Partnership one year after program implementation in the state (see p. 9 of linked PDF). Summer 2010.

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs highlights Nurse-Family Partnership in Pulse, its monthly newsletter. June 2010.

The North Carolina Medical Journal publishes a profile on NFP entitled "North Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership: Evidence-Based Nurse Home Visitation Program and Health Care Reform." Paper co-author Veronica Creech, MSW, MPA is a member of the program development staff at the NFP National Service Office. May/June 2010.

NFP is featured in the cover story of Human Ecology Magazine, a publication of the Cornell College School of Human Ecology. May 2010.

The Harvard Family Research Project publishes "Six Steps to Successfully Scale Impact in the Nonprofit Sector" in their newsletter The Evaluation Exchange (vol. XV no. 1). Nurse-Family Partnership is referenced on p. 5 of the publication. Spring 2010.

The Ohio Better Birth Outcomes initiative publishes "Healthy Beginnings: Collaborating to Change the Numbers on Central Ohio Preterm Births." Nurse-Family Partnership is highlighted beginning on p. 16. April 2010.

The study "Preventing and Reducing Youth Crime and Violence: Using Evidence-Based Practices" says research shows Nurse-Family Partnership is proven to reduce youth crime (see pages 6, 7, and 12 of PDF). Prepared by the State of California, Governor's Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy. January 27, 2010.

The Partnership for America's Economic Success, a national coalition managed by The Pew Center on the States, publishes the issue brief "The Costs of Disinvestment: Why States Can't Afford to Cut Smart Early Childhood Programs." January 2010.

The Family Violence Prevention Fund publishes a guide for policy makers entitled "Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation: Addressing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment." January 2010.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania publishes "High Impact Philanthropy in the Downturn - Focus on Housing, Health and Hunger: A Guide for Donors," which cites NFP as a model program worthy of charitable support. November 2009.

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) publishes "Home Visitation: Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Improving the Lives of Poor Families." October 2009.

"Take Care New York 2012: A Policy for a Healthier New York City" recommends Nurse-Family Partnership (see page 24 of PDF). Fall 2009.

Public/Private Ventures publishes "Growing What Works: Lessons Learned from Pennsylvania's Nurse-Family Partnership Initiative." September 2009.

National Council Magazine publishes "Nurse-Family Partnership: Effective and affordable." 2009, Issue 2.

Victims and Offenders publishes "Evidence-Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Crime and Criminal Justice Costs: Implications in Washington State." 2009.

Mercy, J.A. and Saul, J. "Creating a Healthier Future Through Early Interventions for Children." JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;301(21):2262-2264.

Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation publishes "Estimated Medicaid Costs and Offsetting Federal Cost-Savings of Nurse-Family Partnership." May 6, 2009.

SIRIUS teams with the Robin Hood Foundation and WNBC-TV (New York, NY) to highlight Robin Hood's support of Nurse-Family Partnership. April 2009.

Princeton-Brookings publishes "Best Practices in Juvenile Justice Reform." April 2009.

The March of Dimes Foundation publishes "Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment for Pregnant Women: What Is the State of the Art?" March 2009.

The National Academies publishes "Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities," which includes a statement on the critical role of well-conducted, randomized, controlled trials in establishing strong evidence for program effectiveness. March 2009.

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center publishes the policy brief "Reaching Families Where They Live: Supporting Parents and Child Development Through Home Visiting," which includes overviews of NFP and other home visitation programs. February 2009.

The National Center for Children in Poverty, a division of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, calls NFP a "leading model" among home visitation programs in "State-based Home Visiting: Strengthening Programs through State Leadership." February 2009.

Advance for Nurses publishes "Partners for the Future." February 2009.

First Focus publishes "Big Ideas for Children: Investing in Our Nation's Future" and a new report on early childhood programs such as nurse home visiting. September 2008.

The Brookings Institution publishes "Supporting Young Children and Families: An Investment Strategy That Pays," which recommends nurse home visitation services. August 2008.

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy reports on the benefits and costs of evidence-based programs that prevent children from entering and remaining in the child welfare system. July 2008.

The RAND Corporation publishes "The Economics of Early Childhood Policy: What the Dismal Science Has to Say About Investing in Children." May 2008.

Penn State University's Prevention Research Center publishes "The Economic Return on PCCD's Investment in Research-based Programs: A Cost-Benefit Assessment of Delinquency Prevention in Pennsylvania." March 2008.

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio publishes "White Paper on Improving Family Violence Prevention in Ohio." February 2008.

The American Psychological Association highlights the Nurse-Family Partnership in its report: "Society’s Grand Challenges: Insights from Psychological Science – Health Disparities." 2008.

American Journal of Nursing publishes three articles about Nurse-Family Partnership. November 2007.

Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child publishes "A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy." August 2007.

Evidence-Based Associates' quarterly newsletter, The EB-Advocate, highlights Nurse-Family Partnership. Summer 2007.

The Brookings Institution publishes "Cost-Effective Investments in Children," identifying Nurse-Family Partnership as an investment that merits expanded federal funding. January 2007.

The Colorado Trust publishes "Invest in Results: The Story of The Colorado Trust's Nurse-Family Partnership & Invest in Kids Initiative." 2006.

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy reports on the substantial cost benefits of Nurse-Family Partnership. October 2006.

The American Academy of Pediatrics' Newsletter of the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) publishes an article by David Olds, PhD entitled "Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect with Home Visiting: Where Are We Today?" (see p. 2). September 2006.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation publishes "The Story of David Olds and the Nurse Home Visiting Program." July 25, 2006.

Nursing Clinics of North America publishes "'My Nurse Taught Me How to Have a Healthy Baby and Be a Good Mother:' Nurse Home Visiting with Pregnant Women 1888 to 2005." The co-author is Rita Beam, RN, MSN of NFP. Nurs. Clin. N. Am. 40 (2005) 803–815.

Children's Defense Fund publishes their annual report "The State of America's Children." 2005.

Healthy Teen Network publishes "Replicating Success: One Program at a Time," featuring lessons from replicating community-based programs that effectively address teen parenting and pregnancy prevention issues. November 2005.

The RAND Corporation publishes "Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise," identifying Nurse-Family Partnership as program with strong evidence base. 2005.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publishes "Take Care New York: A Policy for a Healthier New York City," which identifies Nurse-Family Partnership as a healthy way to ensure a healthier mother and baby. April 2005.

The National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy publishes "Addressing Social-Emotional Development and Infant Mental Health in Early Childhood Systems." The lead author, Paula Zeanah, PhD, MSN, RN is director of NFP in Louisiana. January 2005.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publishes a cost/benefit analysis of NFP. September 2004.

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy publishes "Benefits and Costs of Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Youth" on the cost benefits of NFP. July 2004; updated September 2004.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids publishes "New Hope for Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect" and "Caught in the Crossfire: Arresting Gang Violence by Investing in Kids." 2004.

The National Governor's Association's Center for Best Practices publishes "Healthy Babies: Efforts to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce High Risk Births." June 28, 2004.

The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health publishes a report identifying Nurse-Family Partnership as an impressive model program (see Recommendation 4.1 on p. 68 of the full report). July 22, 2003.

Note: The links on this page are to both external and internal web sites and pages. Many of the reports are in PDF format. PDF documents created by third-party organizations and groups that are available via a NFP web page are available with permission.

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