Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based home visiting program for first-time mothers who are committed to giving their babies the best possible future. NFP builds on the strengths of families, and empowers new mothers to become confident parents able to prepare their children for successful futures.
NFP is based on over 37 years of research and aims to:
- Improve maternal and pregnancy health outcomes.
- Promote child health, development and safety.
- Promote economic self-sufficiency of the entire family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future.
What services does NFP provide?
Each mother is partnered with a Public Health Nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday. Through individualized goal planning, life coaching, and education, NFP nurses support our mothers to successfully transform their lives and that of future generations.
Who is Eligible for NFP?
- First-time moms (28 weeks gestation or less)
- Who are eligible for Medi-Cal or WIC
How Can a Woman Access NFP Services?
Anyone can refer a woman to NFP. Women who meet the eligibility requirements can refer themselves(self-referral), or their prenatal and health care providers may refer them to the program by:
- Calling 925-313-6920 or
- Faxing a completed FMCH Home Visiting Referral Form to 925-313-6910.
Following the referral, pregnant women will be screened and assessed for NFP eligibility. If a woman is not eligible for NFP, she will be considered for other home visiting and support programs in Contra Costa County.
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