Better worlds start with great mothers. At San Juan Basin Public Health’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), we empower first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. NFP works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit first-time moms starting early in pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.
Nurse-Family Partnership is available to first-time mothers who enroll during pregnancy or before the child turns 1 month old. San Juan Basin Public Health’s NFP serves La Plata, Archuleta, and San Juan counties in Colorado. Participants must meet eligibility guidelines.
¡Un mundo mejor empieza con mejores madres! En el programa Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) de San Juan Basin Public Health, empoderamos a las madres primerizas para que transformen sus vidas y creen mejores futuros para ellas mismas y para sus bebés. El programa NFP funciona a través de las enfermeras especializadas que visitan a las madres primerizas regularmente desde el embarazo temprano hasta el segundo cumpleaños del niño.
Nurse-Family Partnership está disponible para todas las madres primerizas que se inscriban durante el embarazo o antes de que el niño cumpla un mes. El NFP de San Juan Basin Public Health sirve a los condados La Plata, Archuleta y San Juan de Colorado. Las participantes deben cumplir con las pautas de idoneidad.
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One of the three main goals of the NFP program is improved child health and development.
- Help parents provide more competent care of their children in the first two years of life
- Teach parents how to care for their children and provide them with a positive home environment
- Teach parents how to nurture their children
- Help parents create a safe environment, both within and around the home, where their child can live and thrive
- Teach parents safe and consistent practices of child discipline
- Help parents get proper health care for their child
Ideally, visits begin early in the second trimester (when mom is 14-16 weeks pregnant). Registered nurses visit their clients weekly for the first month after enrollment and then every other week until the baby is born. Home visits are weekly for the first six weeks after the baby is born, and then every other week through the child’s first birthday. Visits continue on an every-other week basis until the baby is 20 months. The last four visits are monthly until the child is two years old.
One of the three main goals of the NFP program is improved maternal life course development.
- Teach young mothers to keep their lives on track and develop a vision for their own future
- Help the mothers make reasoned choices about the partners, family and friends who are involved with their child
- Help mothers plan future pregnancies
- Help mothers continue their education and reach their educational goals
- Help mothers find adequate employment
One of the three main goals of the NFP program is improved pregnancy outcomes.
- Help clients obtain prenatal care from their physician
- Help clients reduce their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs
- Teach clients about healthy nutrition during pregnancy