Houston Health Department

Nurse-Family Partnership

 

If you are an expentant mother and need guidance and support, we're here to help.

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a health program that assists low income women who are pregnant with their first child. Program participants are paired with a registered nurse who educates, helps you to develop useful skills and monitors your progress from pregnancy until the baby’s second birthday.

Home visits include health and wellness screenings, service coordination and follow-up to ensure that you have a successful pregnancy. In addition, NFP facilitates the reduction of child abuse/neglect, and helps to increase your economic self-sufficiency.

The program serves pregnant mothers from the Sunnyside and Acers Homes neighborhoods. 1115 Waiver funding has expanded NFP services to 258 first-time moms.

Nurse-Family Partnership program goals

Improve the success of your pregnancy by promoting positive health-related behaviors; improve your baby’s health, development, and safety by helping you to become a compassionate and competent care-giver; enhance your overall well-being by encouraging goal-planning for pregnancy, educational achievement, and employment.

Enhance families’ material support by providing links with health and social services and to promote supportive relationships among family and friends. Each family partners with a well-trained registered nurse early in the mother’s pregnancy. The mother then receives ongoing nurse home visits through her child’s second birthday. Nurses adhere to developmentally-appropriate guidelines in assessing the child’s growth and development.

Your well-being is important to us!