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2023 Yearbook

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership seeks to improve participants’ lives in three key areas: pregnancy outcomes (by helping women improve prenatal health), child health and development (by helping parents provide sensitive and competent caregiving), and parents’ life trajectories (by helping them develop a vision for their future, plan subsequent pregnancies, continue their education, and find work).

What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?

Home visits take place based on a family’s level of need and a child’s age. Services are provided until the child’s second birthday. Nurse-Family Partnership requires families to initiate services prenatally by the 28th week of pregnancy.

Nurse-Family Partnership’s service population includes the following:

  • Expectant caregivers
  • Families with low incomes or limited resources
  • First-time caregivers

Who is implementing the model?

Home Visitors

Nurse-Family Partnership was implemented by 2,035 home visitors in 2020. The model requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing for home visitors. The minimum caseload requirement for home visitors is 25 families.


Nurse-Family Partnership was implemented by 310 supervisors in 2020. The model requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing for supervisors; a master’s degree in nursing is recommended.

Where is the model implemented?

Nurse-Family Partnership operated in 275 local agencies across 41 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2020.


US map with Nurse-Family Partnership NFP service area highlighted

Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2020

home visits provided
including 503,377 virtual visits
families served
children served

Caregiver age

34% ≤21 years

47% 22-29 years

18% 30-44 years

<1% ≥45 years

Caregiver education

21% No HS diploma

66% HS diploma or GED

9% Some college or training

4% Bachelor's degree or higher


33% Hispanic or Latino

Household income

98% Low-income status

Primary Language

85% English

11% Spanish

3% Another language

Child insurance status

91% Public

6% Private

3% None

Child age

45% <1 year

55% 1-2 years

0% 3-5 years

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations.