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?
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.
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
3% American Indian/Alaska Native
<1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
37% ≤ 21 years
46% 22-29 years
17% 30-44 years
<1% ≥ 45 years
23% No HS diploma
64% HS diploma or GED
9% Some college or training
4% Bachelor's degree or higher
34% Hispanic or Latino
97% Low-income status
51% < 1 year
49% 1-2 years
0% 3-5 years
Child insurance status