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 isa 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
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
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
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