--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.
If you are pregnant with your first child, the Nurse-Family Partnership can help you:
- Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
- Build a strong support network.
- Make a safe home for your baby to live and play.
- Find ways to help you reach goals important to you and your family.
The nurse’s expertise will help guide you through the emotional, social and physical challenges as you prepare for a healthy birth. Prenatal support is continued after delivery, teaching parenting and life skills that foster positive growth for both mother and child.
What can I expect?
A personal, registered nurse will visit every week or two, during pregnancy and until your baby is 2 years old. You and your nurse will decide the exact schedule. Being client-centered, your nurse is constantly adapting to the visits and materials to make them 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 or someone I know 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