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Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free and voluntary program that is dedicated to serving low-income first time mothers in all zip codes of Philadelphia County. The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium has implemented the NFP program in Philadelphia since 2001. Philadelphia NFP has been recognized by both the NFP National Service Office and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for exemplary performance.
A bachelor’s prepared registered nurse will enroll a client before their 28th week of pregnancy and follow an intensive home visitation model until the baby turns two years old. This evidence-based program was founded by Dr. David Olds who began his research trials in 1977. Follow-up research continues today with consistent findings of:
Philadelphia NFP’s team of more than 25 dedicated public health nurse home visitors reach approximately 575 mothers annually. Since inception, Philadelphia NFP has served over 3,500 mothers and their young children. The nurse home visitors are there to help first time mothers:
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Our mission is to empower first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. Our goal is for children to be healthy, families to thrive, communities to prosper, and to break the cycles of poverty.
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