Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. has recently been awarded funding to implement the Nurse-Family Partnership model in Broward County through partnership with Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare system, and collaboration with Healthy Start Coalition.

Funding is through the federal Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The grant is a three year $1.5 million, renewable grant that provides exciting opportunities for the communities of Broward County and expands the available services for pregnant women and infants.

NFP is an evidence-based community health program. Developed over 35 years ago and rigorously studied since its inception, NFP has a high degree of evidence that it works across a variety of health, social, and economic outcomes.

The NFP Program focuses on low-income, first-time moms. Each mother is partnered with a registered nurse early in pregnancy. The mother then receives ongoing visits that continue through her child’s 2nd birthday. The nurse is trained in the exacting standards of NFP to ensure they focus on 3 goals:

• Improve pregnancy outcomes

• Improve the child’s health and development

• Improve families’ economic self-sufficiency

Eligibility criteria:

• No previous live births

• Low income

• Less than 28 weeks

• Reside in a target zip code: 33064, 33069, 33060, 33319, 33313, 33311, 33024, 33025, 33023

For additional information about Nurse Family Partnership. Please visit our national website at www.nursefamilypartnership.org