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.
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. 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.
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.
The Danielle you see today – healthy, happy, sober, working hard toward an ambitious goal – is a different person from the 25-year-old woman who waited nervously in an obstetrician’s office three years ago.
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