In 2005, the Successful Start Steering Committee — Rhode Island’s Early Childhood Comprehensive System planning group — identified establishing an NFP program as one of its core strategies. Several state agencies, community-based service providers and organizations were instrumental in bringing NFP to the ocean state, including Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, the state’s leading children’s policy and advocacy organization, Children’s Friend, the local NFP agency, Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center at Brown University Medical School, and the Rhode Island Department of Health.
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.
Facing a high-risk pregnancy triggered by a prior medical condition, 19-year-old Tierra knew she needed support. Valerie Ragland, an NFP nurse home visitor with Help Me Grow Brighter Futures in Dayton, Ohio, worked with Tierra throughout her journey to parenthood.
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