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

Our Culture of Innovation

  We believe a culture of innovation is a vital component to meet our mission. The power of cultivating culture is much stronger than a one-off innovative project. Let’s Be Frank: Innovation doesn’t happen on its own, it needs investment. Remember that old saying, ‘If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.’ Well— we are innovation … Continued

Statement on Maternal Mortality Crisis

The following statement is Nurse-Family Partnership CEO frank daidone’s written testimony submitted for the hearing, “Overcoming Racial Disparities and Social Determinants in the Maternal Mortality Crisis,” on Thurs. May 16, 2019. The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) applauds the Committee’s work to better understand this issue, what is causing it, and how improved policies and investments can … Continued

The Magic of Our Nurses

Our NFP Nurses mix compassion with strength and wisdom to create magic in the lives of first-time moms and their babies. Let’s Be Frank: These relationships help save babies, build the confidence of new mothers and improve whole communities. Everyday is a great day to thank our nurses. Their work is endless and their impact … Continued

A Bond We All Share

Our Nurse-Family Partnership community is built on that same bond that we all share. Thank you for joining me here tonight; you, our supporters, are an integral part of our community and our success. Hello and welcome, everyone. I am Frank Daidone, and I am the President and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership’s National Service Office. … Continued

Moms with opioid addictions deserve support

We support moms with opioid addictions through therapeutic relationships and not stigma. Let’s Be Frank— families harmed by opioid addictions are all around us. Sometimes it’s moms who struggle with this epidemic. Most times we aren’t aware of who around us silently deal with the crisis. A young woman next to me sobbed quietly as … Continued

Giving a Little More

With the holidays here and the new year rapidly approaching, my family and I like to take time for gratitude. We have much to be grateful for and want to give back accordingly. We’ve served meals at the homeless shelter, volunteered with underprivileged youth and donated financially as we value giving back as individuals and … Continued

Using Technology to Expand Effective Poverty Solutions 

Using Technology to Expand Effective Poverty Solutions Whether traveling to meet with a family served by Nurse-Family Partnership, or experiencing it right here in Colorado, I am acutely aware of the challenges faced by those living in poverty, both on an individual and community level. As an individual or a family, homelessness, unemployment, intimate partner … Continued

A Supportive Nurse Makes All the Difference

A Supportive Nurse Makes All the Difference State Series Highlight: Pennsylvania In the US, more than 2.3 million infants and toddlers live in poverty and an additional 2.3 million live in families without enough income to meet basic needs.* According to research from the National Center for Children in Poverty, children raised in poverty have … Continued

From Jobless to Employed: Nurses Supporting Moms

When Nurse-Family Partnership families begin with our program, they are often jobless, sometimes homeless, have to quit school or struggle to make ends meet. For an overwhelming number of families, steady employment, returning to finish or further their education and a job or career are all within their sights or a reality which their personal nurse … Continued

Uplifting Generations Starts with Great Nurses

Welcome Everyone, My hope is that this blog shines a spotlight on the important work being done at Nurse-Family Partnership—messages about those committed to serving families living in poverty and equally committed to alleviating it. The stories found here will be stories of our nurses, families, funders and everyone committed to ending intergenerational poverty in … Continued