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Nurse-Family Partnership


The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program gives first-time moms first-rate help, right from the start. This free, evidence-based program partners first-time moms who meet low-income requirements with specially trained Registered Nurses. Through home-based visits, these nurses educate moms on prenatal and newborn care and teach them how to help their children develop emotionally, physically, and mentally. NFP helps moms prepare for birth and gives both mother and child the support to reach their goals.

What Does NFP Do?

NFP Nurses deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life.

How It Works:

During home visits, NFP nurses answer questions about pregnancy, childbirth and how to care for a newborn. Nurses help moms set personal and family goals, then link them with resources in the community so they can achieve them.

Who Does NFP Work With?

Any woman who is pregnant with her first child, meets low-income requirements, lives within the service area and enrolls before the end of her 28th week of pregnancy is eligible. Services are available until the child is two years old.

How To Get Started:

For more information contact the following members of Nurse-Family Partnership:

August Rose, RN, BSN
Program Administrator Arkansas NFP

Email: august.rose@arkansas.gov

901 North 7th Street
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301

Phone: (870) 732-7990

Fax: (870) 732-7997


August Rose, RN, BSN
Delta Team Supervisor (Mississippi, Crittenden, Lee, Phillips, St. Francis and Poinsett Counties)

Email: august.rose@arkansas.gov

Phone: (870) 732-7990 ext. 305

Fax: (870) 732-7997

Onika Gibson-Lovett, RN, BSN
Jefferson Team Supervisor (Jefferson County)

Email: onika.gibson.lovett@arkansas.gov

Phone: (870) 850-0700

Fax: (870) 850-0860

National Website: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org