Iowa has been struggling with racial disparities in maternal and child health outcomes, and at the same time the state’s young children are diversifying at a rate unmatched by any other age group.

Iowa’s MIECHV program philosophy is to select evidence-based home visiting models based on their ability to mitigate the specific risk factors that are present in the community. Nurse-Family Partnership began serving Iowa families in 2010 to address poor maternal/child health outcomes and to expand the availability of an evidence-based nurse home visiting model to women prenatally.

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.


Click here to learn more about bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to your community.

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