Poverty, preterm births and other poor maternal and child health outcomes, high school dropout rates, domestic violence, and child maltreatment: all threats to child and family well-being in Arkansas.
Arkansas ranks 47 out of 50 states for overall child well being according to the 2011 Kids Count ranking. Nurse-Family Partnership is helping to address the risks of poverty, preterm births, other poor maternal and child health outcomes, high school dropout rates, domestic violence, and child maltreatment.
Nurse-Family Partnership in Arkansas
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday. Results from more than 37 years of research show how this unique relationship is turning lives around.
The Arkansas Nurse-Family Partnership home visiting program began serving families as an eastern Arkansas program in 2011 with funding from the federal Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. But the need is great, statewide. To inquire about bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to more communities in Arkansas, contact the Nurse-Family Partnership Program Development team for Arkansas.