Nurse-Family Partnership


The Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community health intervention that serves low-income women pregnant with their first child. Registered nurses conduct home visits from early pregnancy through the first two years of the child's life. The program seeks to improve maternal and child health outcomes by helping women engage in good preventative practices, and teaching parents how to provide responsible and competent child care. Additionally, the program helps families achieve economic self-sufficiency by connecting parents with resources to continue their education, find work and plan future pregnancies. The Nurse-Family Partnership is available in 42 states, 6 Tribal Communities and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Partner Organizations

Public and nonprofit entities, including: 

  • State and county public health departments
  • Community-based organizations
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
  • Nursing associations
  • Hospitals and health systems

Target Population

Low-income women pregnant with their first child

Care Team

Nurse for home visits


1977 - present

Results/ Studies



Private and federal grants; Juvenile Justice Prevention funds; Child Abuse Prevention funds; tobacco settlement funds; state/local general revenue funds; Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program; Medicaid, Maternal and Child Health Block Grant; Title V funding


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