Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that serves first-time mothers and their families living in poverty. In Mecklenburg County, Care Ring serves as the NFP implementing agency. NFP empowers first-time parents living with reduced resources to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visitations.
NFP Registered Nurses are paired with first-time mothers during pregnancy and make regular visits to the home until the child’s second birthday. Nurses provide guidance, support and community resources through the entire experience, ensuring mother and baby are thriving, now and in the future.
The first 1,000 days of a child's development are vital - particularly for low-income families. Studies have shown the following consistent outcomes for families receiving NFP interventions:
Improved prenatal health and birth outcomes
Fewer subsequent pregnancies
Increased maternal employment
Increased intervals between births
Improved school readiness
Fewer childhood injuries
To learn how to support NFP or any of our other programs, head over to our Make a Difference page.
Our NFP team won the 2019 Tenacious Caregiver Award for Network Partner, which was presented at the NFP National Symposium in September of 2019 in Nashville, TN. Some of the team traveled to accept the award, while the rest of the team stayed back to provide client care and cover any emergencies. READ THE PRESS RELEASE
To see if you qualify for NFP, learn more on our Get Help page.