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 Indiana.

Indiana ranks 30 out of 50 states for overall child well being according to the 2013 Kids Count ranking. Nurse-Family Partnership is an Indiana program 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 Indiana

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 Nurse-Family Partnership, implemented through Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, began serving families in Marion County in November of 2011 with funding from the Affordable Care Act Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.

To inquire about bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to more communities in Indiana, contact the Nurse-Family Partnership Program Development team for Indiana.

Indiana State Department of Health