Nurse Family Partnerships in Charlotte
First time, single mothers in the first 28 weeks of their pregnancy get home-visits from local public nurses.
Nurse Family Partnership in Charlotte paires first time mothers in their first 28 weeks of pregnancy with local nurses. These nurses visit the mothers through the pregnancy, up until the child is 2.
They've had great success with their model:
89% of babies were born full term and
89% were born at a healthy weight -
at or above at 2500 g (5.5 lbs).
44% of mothers who entered the program
without a diploma/GED have since
earned one, and another 26% are
working toward obtaining one.
73% of mothers had no subsequent
pregnancies at program completion.
Median age: 19
62% Medicaid recipients
Cumulative data as of Sept. 30, 2012
46% Black or African American
16% Declined to self-identify/No response
5% American Indian/Alaska Native
1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
3% Declined to self-identify/
This program has helped prepare first time parents and give them the tools to build their own lives, and the lives of their children. While it has a narrow focus, it is doing a lot of great work in North Carolina (and the models across the US are having similar results).
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