--Serving Clark and Cowlitz Families
Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that serves low-income women pregnant with their first child. Each new mom is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits. It is a life-transforming partnership, for the mom and her child. Nurse-Family Partnership helps families — and the communities they live in — become stronger while saving money for state, local and federal governments.
If you are pregnant with your first child, the Nurse-Family Partnership can help you:
- Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
- Become a better parent.
- Build a strong support network.
- Make a safe home for your baby to live and play.
- Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other services in the community.
- Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills.
- Set goals for your family’s future and find ways to help you reach them.
The nurse’s expertise helps guide first-time mothers through the emotional, social and physical challenges they face as they prepare for a healthy birth. Prenatal support is the starting point, but the nurse continues to serve her client after she delivers her child, teaching parenting and life skills that foster positive growth for both the mother and child.
What can I expect if I enroll?
A registered nurse will visit you every week or two, during your pregnancy and until your baby is 2 years old. You and your nurse will decide the exact schedule. As a Client-Centered program, your nurse is constantly adapting to ensure the visits and materials are relevant and valued by you as the parent.
“What really made the difference for me was that my nurse didn’t tell me to do something, she showed me how to do it the right way.” “Rebecca” 17-year-old mom.
How much does it cost?
Nurse-Family Partnership is offered at no cost to families that qualify.
How can I sign-up?
If you are pregnant with your first child, less that 29 weeks gestation, meet the income requirements, and live in Clark or Cowlitz County, you can start building your relationship with your personal nurse as early in your pregnancy as possible. Call (360) 397-8440 or fill out the following form and fax or mail to us. NFP Referral Form rev. 10/2017