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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership 80Nurse-Family Partnership helps transform the lives of vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and themselves.

Upstreams Tier 1 Evidence BasedAn evidence-based community health program, Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. By helping to break the cycle of poverty, we play an important role in helping to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable members, build stronger communities, and leave a positive impact on this and future generations.

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The Impact of First 5: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

First 5 Sonoma Empowers Moms to Succeed

The Challenge

New mothers facing poverty, social isolation, domestic violence and childhood trauma can struggle to cope with everyday stresses, putting them and their babies at risk.

First 5 Action

First 5 Sonoma's Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program helps new mothers strongly attach to their babies, develop resilience, and gain new life skills.

First 5 Impact

NFP is a model with proven life-long impact. Nurses visit low-income, first-time mothers every two weeks from pregnancy until the child's second birthday, forging strong personal ties with clients, who learn how to give children the best start in life.

Strengthening Families

NFP is proven to improve prenatal health and school readiness while reducing abuse, neglect and ER visits.

Thinking Upstream

As babies grow up, NFP's lasting impact includes reductions in juvenile crime and substance abuse and improved odds for a healthy, productive future.

Leveraging Dollars

According to the RAND Corporation, every dollar invested in NFP yields up to $5 in reduced demand for future public services.

" I knew I didn't have any of the tools needed to be a mother," says NFP grad AnnJane Osburn.  "As the baby grew inside me, I was plagued by the idea of having to abandon him.  Nurse Tracy visited us every other week until Jackson's second birthday.  Without Nurse-Family Partnership, I wouldn't have had the confidence to say I am a mother or to assume my rightful place in Jackson's life."