Evidence-based public policy.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a model program for evidence-based public policy and is among the strongest programs for preventive interventions offered for public investment.

Nurse-Family Partnership is committed to reaching every eligible first-time, low-income mom. Local, state and national advocacy is crucial to gaining the strong political support needed to scale our evidence-based program nationwide. This is complex work and we need your help. Local advocates just like you, administrators, supervisors, nurse home visitors, clients and graduates are the most powerful messengers to share our vision across the country: Children are healthy. Families Thrive. Communities Prosper. Cycles are Broken.

The Policy and Government Affairs team is a resource to help you facilitate the advocacy process in your community. We will help you develop your message, communicate with policy makers, develop champions and bring awareness to policies that improve outcomes for families and communities.

Check out our Advocacy resources to find out how you can take action today. Learn more about Nurse-Family Partnership’s current Public Policy Priorities and explore our site to familiarize yourself with the important work our team is doing around the Federal MIECHV program, Medicaid, health care integration and Pay for Success projects.

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What is evidence-based policy?

Invest in public policy with evidence of effectiveness.

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Funding sources for Nurse-Family Partnership.

Support for the program comes from federal, state, and local funds.

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Advocate for Nurse-Family Partnership.

Help bring the model to more communities.

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Third-party endorsements of the model.

Learn what others are saying about Nurse-Family Partnership.

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"[Nurse-Family Partnership] stands as a testament to what healthcare can accomplish by focusing on families. It can change whole life trajectories. That's a goal to aspire to."

– Dr. Jeffrey Kaczorowski, of the University of Rochester and The Children's Agenda, as quoted in Newsweek ("Family Matters"), May 16, 2005

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