Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)
Nurse- Family Partnership is an evidence-based,
community health program that uses nurse home visits to help transform
the lives of low income, first-time parents and their children.
The Rutherford-Polk-McDowell Health District is a site for this program,
serving approximately 100 new moms over the three-county region with
four nurses and a nursing supervisor. The program is free and is
supported by the NC Department of Public Health. The McDowell
County Partnership for Children provides subsidized child care funding
for new moms on the NFP program.
The North Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership (NC
NFP) is a public-private partnership dedicated to building the
Nurse-Family Partnership program in North Carolina and working to
sustain its presence in the state. Together, the organizations
that make up the NC NFP, have agreed to support the program and increase
the visibility of the positive accomplishments that are achieved.
Members of the North Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership are:
- The Duke Endowment
- The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
- The Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Public Health
- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North
- Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
- The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
- The Pew Center on the States