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

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

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