Model Profiles

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 target population includes the following:

  • Expectant mothers
  • Low-income or low-resource families
  • First-time mothers

Who is implementing the model?

Home Visitors

Nurse-Family Partnership was implemented by 2,026 home visitors in 2019. The model requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing for home visitors. The minimum caseload requirement for home visitors is 25 families.

Supervisors

Nurse-Family Partnership was implemented by 306 supervisors in 2019. 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 272 local agencies across 41 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2019.

Families Served Through Evidence-Based Home Visiting in 2019

602,182
home visits provided
50,373
families served
30,942
children served

Caregiver age

37% ≤ 21 years

46% 22-29 years

17% 30-44 years

<1% ≥ 45 years

Caregiver education

23% No HS diploma

64% HS diploma or GED

9% Some college or training

4% Bachelor's degree or higher

Ethnicity

34% Hispanic or Latino

Household income

97% Low-income status

Child age

51% < 1 year

49% 1-2 years

0% 3-5 years

Child insurance status

91% Public

5% Private

3% None

Primary Language

82% English

12% Spanish

6% Other

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