NFP Launches in “Old Dominion” in 2012
Nurse-Family Partnership nurse home visitors work with low-income young women who are pregnant with their first child, helping these vulnerable young clients achieve healthier pregnancies and births, stronger child development, and a path toward economic self-sufficiency. Nurse-Family Partnership is a community health program that has been documented to achieve lasting and significant effects through multiple, well-designed randomized, controlled trials. More than 37 years of research proves that it works.
Nurse-Family Partnership in Virginia
The first Nurse-Family Partnership local agency in Virginia was launched in 2012 through the Western Tidewater Health District serving first-time families in Franklin City, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County and Suffolk City. As the lead administering agency for the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program the Virginia Department of Health is committed to evidenced-based home visitation services that will support healthy development of children and families throughout Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to MIECHV funds, the Obici Healthcare Foundation of Suffolk provides significant financial support to ensure the successful implementation of Nurse-Family Partnership in Western Tidewater Health District.
To inquire about bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to more communities in Virginia, contact the Nurse-Family Partnership Program Development team for Virginia.