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Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)®

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Program Model Overview

Last Updated

June 2011

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Theoretical Model

NFP is shaped by human attachment, human ecology, and self-efficacy theories. NFP nurse home visitors use input from parents, nursing experience, nursing practice, and a variety of model-specific resources coupled with the principles of motivational interviewing to promote low-income, first-time mothers’ health during pregnancy, care of their child, and own personal growth and development. Nurse home visitors build on parents’ own interests to attain the model’s goals.

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Program Model Components

NFP includes one-on-one home visits between a registered nurse educated in the NFP model and the client.

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Target Population

NFP is designed for first-time, low-income mothers and their children.

NFP requires a client to be enrolled in the program early in her pregnancy and to receive a first home visit no later than the end of the woman’s 28th week of pregnancy. Services are available until the child is 2 years old.

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Where to Find Out More

Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office
1900 Grant Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (866) 864-5226
Fax: (303) 327-4260
E-mail: info@nursefamilypartnership.org
Website: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org exit disclaimer

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