Yielding substantial public gains while helping at-risk families.

Evidence-based policy leads to investment in programs, like Nurse-Family Partnership, with a profound long-term impact on outcomes and budgets. 

Public investment and private donors work together to support the growth of Nurse-Family Partnership. However, with approximately 800,000 children born every year to low-income, first-time mothers in the U.S., sustainable public funding is essential to bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to more eligible first-time families. 

Nurse-Family Partnership is a public health program that is supported by a range of federal, state and local public funding sources, including the MIECHV Program, Medicaid, and the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Child Care Development Block Grant, Healthy Start, Early Head Start, Title IV-B and other child welfare and foster care prevention funds, juvenile justice, child abuse prevention funds through the Administration for Children & Families, tobacco settlement funds and state and local general revenue funds. 

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In 2010, Congress created a new five-year, mandatory federal funding stream for evidence-based home visiting services for low-income and at-risk children and families.  Nurse-Family Partnership is an important part of this bold vision to reduce health, educational and economic disparities through proven home visitation. See MIECHV Program page for more information.

"When my administration made state funds available to communities to implement proven violence prevention programs, Nurse-Family Partnership spread statewide. This program helps to improve the lives of at-risk mothers and children and strengthen communities. State leadership and community choice together made a difference."

– Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor, March 2009

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