Nurse-Family Partnership is a free home visiting program that partners registered nurses with first-time moms beginning early in their pregnancy (before 28 weeks). Moms have the opportunity to continue receiving support from the registered nurse until their child is 2 years of age.
Specially trained nurses provide education, case management, and support of client goals. Nurses offer guidance on how to have a healthy pregnancy, prepare for the birth of the child, and understand child health and development outcomes.
Some examples of information provided include:
When to contact a Healthcare Provider during Pregnancy and Postpartum
Importance of Nutrition During Pregnancy
Addressing Breastfeeding Benefits and Concerns
Understanding Infant States and Cues
How to Practice Self-Care
Who is eligible?
First-time moms who are less than 28 weeks pregnant at the time of referral
Receive Medi-Cal / WIC benefits ormeet income requirements for these programs
How to access NFP services?
Anyone can refer a woman to NFP. Women who meet eligibility requirements can refer themselves, or their prenatal and healthcare providers may refer them to the program by: