Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)


Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, free community health program that serves pregnant women. Each mom is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing visits. It is a life-transforming partnership, for the mom and her child. Nurse-Family Partnership helps families — and the communities they live in — become stronger while saving money for state, local and federal governments.

This program is for women who are: 

  • Low-income / Medicaid-eligible
  • Living in Cowlitz and Clark County
  • Pregnant
    • If first pregnancy must enroll in NFP prior to 28 weeks gestation. Earlier in the pregnancy is recommended.
    • If second (or other) pregnancy there is flexibility to enroll past the 28 week mark, but the earlier in the pregnancy will get first priority.

The Nurse-Family Partnership Program can assist women to: 

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
  • Become a better parent
  • Build a strong support network
  • Make a safe home for their baby to live and play
  • Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other services in the community
  • Find ways to continue their education and develop job skills
  • Set goals for their family's future and find ways to help reach their goals

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to help first-time parents succeed and to:  

  • Improve pregnancy outcomes – healthier babies and healthier moms
  • Improve child health and development – support and education for new parents
  • Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family – setting and reaching goals for the future

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by self, schools, medical providers, and others, but must be made my fax or phone.

  • Fax:  Referral form, which can be typed into then printed, or printed and filled out by hand. Once complete, fax to: (564) 397-8442
  • Phone: For telephone referrals or questions call (564) 397-8440