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Saint Louis County Department of Public Health

Nurse-Family Partnership
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home visiting program that focuses on supporting new mothers and their children. Evidence indicates that the NFP leads in providing some of the most significant outcomes for investment among all prevention-based programs. NFP's strategy is to partner specially trained registered nurses with families who are becoming parents for the first time, starting early in pregnancy (before 29 weeks gestational age) and continuing visits until the child's second birthday. NFP is often cited as the most effective intervention to prevent child abuse and neglect, along with improving pregnancy outcomes, economic self-sufficiency of the family, and improving child health and development.

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The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health strives to keep St. Louis County one of the best places in the region to live, work, or visit. This is accomplished by regularly assessing the health and environment of the county and responding with sound policies that help assure the availability of high quality public health services for everyone.
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