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North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Nurse-Family Partnership

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Improving the Lives of Babies and Mothers

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary program for Houston County women who are expecting their first baby. The program is available at no cost to first-time mothers that are less than 28 weeks pregnant, meet the program’s income requirements and are residents of Houston County. NFP uses an evidence-based home visiting model which arranges for home visits from registered nurses to families enrolled in the program. The program has been associated with improvements in maternal health, child health and economic security.

 

Our Mission

  • To improve pregnancy outcomes – we want a healthy mom and a healthy baby.
  • To improve child health and development – when the child is born we want that child to develop physically and developmentally like they should
  • To improve economic self sufficiency – which means we want you to be in better position to care for you and your baby financially.

 

How much does this program cost?

Nurse-Family Partnership is FREE to all eligible women. Women looking to join the Nurse-Family Partnership program must be:

  • First-time expecting mothers
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant
  • Meet income requirements
  • A resident of Houston County

 

How often will a nurse visit you?

  • First four visits: Weekly
  • During pregnancy: Bi-Weekly
  • Birth to six weeks old: Weekly
  • Seven weeks to 21 months old: Bi-weekly
  • 22 months to 24 months: Monthly

 

How do I refer myself or someone I know?

Contact our office at 478-218-0142.

 

Make an Appointment Today

Call the Houston County Health Department to ask questions or make an appointment!

 

Learn about our related health services:

Pregnancy Testing
STD/HIV Testing
Women's Wellness