Oklahoma’s Nurse-Family Partnership – also known as Children First – was created in 1996 as a deterrent to child maltreatment and a means to improving children’s health and well-being. Originally piloted in four counties, Children First is now delivered across much of the state through the regional/county health department system. Since 1996, the program (which is administered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health) has served more than 48,000 families.

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.


Nurse Kyla and NFP mom Kelly

Kelly speaks with her nurse Kyla at Children First about her journey to becoming her son’s biggest advocate & a confident mom. With Kyla’s support, Kelly overcame homelessness relating to domestic violence, and was persistent in getting her son the medical support he needed to care for his two rare disorders.

MEET Kelly and Nurse Kyla

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