The Southern Nevada Health District serves more than 1.7 million people, or 70 percent of the state’s population. It’s in this area that the first Nurse-Family Partnership program in the Silver State has been established.
The Southern Nevada Health District was chosen to target NFP services to the North Las Vegas area because it has long been an area where young, single, low-income women give birth with little, if any, prenatal care.
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 rare 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 Nevada
The Nurse-Family Partnership program began serving as a Nevada charityin 2008, and already results show that 97 percent of babies born to mothers in the program are delivered at a healthy weight.
To inquire about bringing Nurse-Family Partnership to more communities in Nevada, contact the Nurse-Family Partnership Program Development team for Nevada.