NSO Statement: U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Increase

The infant mortality rate for the United States rose 3% in 2022, according to a newly released report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the first year-over-year increase in the rate in 20 years. The report also demonstrated that infant mortality rates increased significantly due to maternal complications.   This new … Continued

The NSO’s Response to U.S. Maternal Mortality Increase

I wanted to take this moment to address a concerning issue that has been in the news recently: the significant increase in maternal mortality rates in the United States in 2021.   As you may already know, the CDC has reported a devastating 40% increase in these rates, which is alarming and deeply troubling. In 2019, the … Continued

The NSO’s Next Chapter

New Leadership, Same Mission After more than a year and a half of being a part of this great organization, I am honored to be appointed the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First’s Interim President and CEO by our board. Frank Daidone announced his resignation as the President and CEO after more … Continued

Looking Back and Moving Forward

New Year, New Posibilities With 2022 off to a fresh start, I’d like to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come since the beginning of 2021. We started out last year with tremendous expectation that with numerous emergency-authorized vaccines being rolled out, we’d finally be able to get ahold of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued

Taking Action for Nurses: National Nurses Week 2021

CELEBRATING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK National Nurses Week has always been a special week at Nurse-Family Partnership – a chance to celebrate and lift up the voices of our nursing workforce. Over the course of the past year, we witnessed how dedicated and critical nurses are to our country’s health and wellbeing. Nurses have always operated … Continued

Celebrating Black Nurses

Nurse Spotlight: Paulette Maxie, MHA, RN, BSN In honor of Black History Month, we’ve been celebrating the achievements and impact of Black nurses throughout the past and present. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Child First are privileged to benefit from the leadership, vision and tenacity of so many Black clinicians and nurses. Today, we’re lucky to … Continued

A Moment in History

Reflections on a historic inauguration Two weeks ago, as a nation we were collectively shaken by violence at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. January 6th was an unthinkable day for our country – and violence has no place in our communities or our democracy. Despite the challenges we’ve faced as a nation, especially … Continued

A Message to Our Community

Reflecting on 2020 Despite the challenges of the past year, as we prepare to turn the page on 2020, I see hope on the horizon. Last week, Americans began receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, developed in record time by some of the best minds in science – providing a light at the end of this long tunnel. The events of this year – painful … Continued

Election 2020: Make Your Voice Heard

We are just two weeks away from Election Day, a day when we can make our voices heard. It is our collective voice that shapes our government and public policy to reflect our country’s diversity and our shared values – the policies that will impact families, communities, states, and the direction of our nation for … Continued

A Statement from Nurse-Family Partnership

The past week has been a dark one for our country, as frustrations over inequality and injustice have boiled over into the streets of our neighborhoods. We are reminded once again that systemic racism continues to run rampant throughout American society – threatening the lives of Black Americans and communities of color. We know that … Continued

Celebrating Nurses Week

Today kicks off a special week at Nurse-Family Partnership – National Nurses Week. As a nursing-led organization, Nurse-Family Partnership has long recognized and celebrated the strength of nurses and the critical role they play in promoting public health and well being. This year, designated by the World Health Organization as International Year of the Nurse … Continued

COVID-19: How We’re Responding

As a public health organization grounded in science, Nurse-Family Partnership is actively monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 emergency and doing all we can to protect the health of our families, workforce and the communities in which we live and work. We understand the stress that this emergency brings, and our focus remains on the … Continued

We Stand With Families

Public charge rule will hurt families and communities. Last week, the Supreme Court cleared the way for a new, broader “public charge” rule to go into effect nationwide – expanding the government’s ability to block legal immigration status for families who use critical public benefit programs. As we’ve shared throughout the past several months, Nurse-Family … Continued

With Gratitude: A Supporter Story

Sharing a story of impact from our community of support This time of year, I’m always filled with immense gratitude – for family, good health, and so much more. As I look back on this year at Nurse-Family Partnership, I’m especially grateful for our community of support who makes our work possible. Earlier this month, … Continued

Centering Families in the Fight Against Poverty

There are tremendous inequities in our country – and countless solutions proposed about how to fix them. Families, individuals and especially children experiencing poverty deserve solutions that have been thoroughly tested and proven to work. But with limited resources, the real question becomes – how do we know what’s working? A few weeks ago, three … Continued

Celebrating Champions for Change

Recently, I was thrilled to see some exciting news from our friends at Family Nurse Partnership in the UK– one of several international implementations of the Nurse-Family Partnership model. Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, recently paid a visit to the program, meeting with families and learning about the impact a personal nurse can have … Continued