Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based home visitation program for first-time pregnant mothers. Women are enrolled prenatally and receive regular visits by a specially trained nurse until the child's second birthday. The program aims to:
- Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in preventive health practices (including obtaining thorough prenatal care, improving diet and reducing use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances).
- Improve child health and development.
- Improve families’ economic self-sufficiency by helping parents develop a vision for their future.
Since 2010 more than 600 mothers and their babies have completed the program. Of the participants, 89 percent of babies are born full-term, 75 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding and 97 percent of toddlers are current with immunizations.
For more information, please call 901-287-4726 or visit www.kidcentraltn.com.