NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

Nurse-Family Partnership is a nurse home visiting program that focuses on eligible fist-time mothers.  Each mother served by Nurse-Family Partnership is partnered with a Registered Nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue until the child reaches two years of age. In DuPage County the program works with the Family Case Management program to provide more intensive home visiting services.

The program focuses on having a healthy pregnancy and baby. The nurse home visitor takes time to talk about what is going on in the life of the new parents and their baby. Information and referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services in the community are discussed and made available. Positive parenting skills, infant nutrition and basic care, home safety issues, child development and child guidance are topics of focus throughout program enrollment. Immunizations and medical care are also discussed.

Nurse-Family Partnership is FREE to all eligible women.