Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based, voluntary program that provides home visitation by a nurse to first-time mothers by the 28th week of pregnancy. Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, continuing through the child’s second birthday. The expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need in order to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new moms develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for their new family. Throughout the partnership, the nurse provides new moms with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child.
The content of home prenatal and postpartum visits is governed by:
Friends and Family
Health and Human Services
The home visiting initiative was established in Section 2951 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(P.L. 111-148) amending Title V of the Social Security Act. The Florida MIECHV program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HRSA #D90MC25705).
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