The nationally acclaimed Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) which specifically targets low income, first time pregnant women, provides comprehensive parenting training and education along with a range of other supportive services from the twelfth week of pregnancy through the child's second birthday. The program, which consists of an intensive schedule of home visits by registered nurses, has proven successful in both the short and long term by ensuring that babies get a healthier start even before birth, by helping mothers take better care of themselves and by helping children grow to adolescence with fewer problem behaviors.
Recent progam outcomes include:
- 67% reduction in behavioral and intellectual problems by age 6
- immunization rates for children in NFP increased by 19%
- pre-term births decreased by 21%
- A recent study of over 30,000 NFP families showed that pre-term births cost an average of $54,194 while a full time healthy birth averages $4,389 - a sigificant cost saving.
For more information about NFP please contact Cynthia Moorehead or call 732-247-3727, ext. 238.
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