Nurse Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is designed for first-time, low-income mothers and their children. It includes one-on-one home visits by a trained public health registered nurse to participating clients. The visits begin early in the woman’s pregnancy (with program enrollment no later than the 28th week of pregnancy) and conclude when the woman’s child turns 2 years old. During visits, nurses work to reinforce maternal behaviors that are consistent with program goals and that encourage positive behaviors and accomplishments. Topics of the visits include prenatal care; caring for an infant; and encouraging the emotional, physical, and cognitive development of young children.

Program Model Components

NFP includes one-on-one home visits between a registered nurse educated in the NFP model and the client.

Target Population

NFP is designed for first-time, low-income mothers and their children.
NFP requires a client to be enrolled in the program early in her pregnancy and to receive a first home visit no later than the end of the woman’s 28th week of pregnancy. Services are available until the child is 2 years old.

More Information

Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office
Phone: (866) 864-5226

Arkansas Nurse-Family Partnership Home Visiting Program
Arkansas Department of Health
901 North 7th St.     
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
Office: 870-735-4334  
Fax: 870-735-1393
Email: August Rose