Nine out of 10 women in the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership program have delivered their first baby full-term and at a healthy weight. These results and others show that this proven program is helping vulnerable Texas families get off to a good start.
In 2006, The Dallas Foundation and TexProtects were instrumental in bringing the first Nurse-Family Partnership to Texas at the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas. In 2007, the Texas legislature established a statewide grant program that has resulted in Nurse-Family Partnership programs in 28 counties.
Over 40 years of evidence show the measurable, long-lasting difference Nurse-Family Partnership makes in the lives of moms and their children. Meet NFP moms and nurses in our video.
In May of 2019, N’Kenge left work early because she wasn’t feeling well. She made it to the Plano, Texas train station, but before she could get home, she discovered she was having contractions. At 24 weeks pregnant, N’Kenge was in labor and was quickly transported to Medical City Plano Hospital.
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