Nurses & Moms Partnering for Health Success: How Babies Benefit


What if we say there’s a way to have healthier pregnancies, improve children’s health and create better economic outcomes? And it all begins with a knock on the door? That’s the way Nurse-Family Partnership works. It’s an evidence-based, community health program with 45 years of research showing significant improvements in the health and lives of first-time moms and their children affected by social and economic inequality.

The initiative succeeds by having specially educated nurses regularly visit first-time moms, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday. Research consistently proves that the partnership between a nurse and the mom is a winning combination that makes a measurable, long-term difference for the whole family.

Nurse-Family Partnership’s Sharon Sprinkle, co-director of nursing practice, and Jenny Harper, government affairs director, join hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter to discuss its founding, funding and how expectant moms sign up.

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