A community healthcare program that delivers positive change.

Nurse-Family Partnership, a community healthcare program, yields quantifiable benefits for first-time parents, their children, and the communities in which they live.


Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community healthcare program that empowers low-income, first-time mothers to become confident parents and strong women by partnering them with nurse home visitors. This trusted relationship instills a level of confidence in the first-time moms that will help them guide them and their children to successful futures.

Nurse-Family Partnership has more than 37 years of evidence from randomized, controlled trials that prove the effectiveness of this community healthcare program. An investment in Nurse-Family Partnership yields not only quantifiable social benefits, like improved prenatal health, improved child health and development, and increased economic self-sufficiency, but also a substantial return on the community's investment in the program. Independent research proves that for every public health dollar invested in a local Nurse-Family Partnership program, communities can realize more than five dollars in return due to savings in social services, healthcare, and criminal justice costs.

By joining forces with Nurse-Family Partnership, communities change the lives of their most vulnerable citizens, and thereby create a better, safer, and stronger community not just for today, but for generations to come.

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"If communities are truly interested in making sound investments that will yield high public and private gains in both the long and short run, they would fare far better by investing in evidence-based, early child development initiatives, like Nurse-Family Partnership, than in professional sports stadiums or office towers [bricks and mortar]."

– Rob Grunewald, associate economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, June 2006


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