Implemented in Indiana exclusively by Goodwill, NFP began in Marion County in November 2011 and today serves more than 500 families there. Today, the program has expanded to counties such as Delaware, Madison and Tippecanoe, with a capacity to serve more than 1,000 families.
Goodwill and NFP support the Indiana State Department of Health’s Labor of Love campaign to reduce infant death, providing prenatal care and teaching parents about and encouraging smoking cessation, breastfeeding and safe sleep.
How to qualify
To qualify for NFP, a woman must:
- Be less than 28 weeks (7 months) pregnant
- Have no previous live births
- Be at 200% of the poverty level or below (equivalent to the Medicaid eligibility requirement)
- Live in a county where we currently offer services (Delaware, Lake, Madison, Marion, Tippecanoe and White)
How to participate
A health care or other provider may refer you, but your participation is voluntary. You may also refer yourself, called a self referral, to be considered for participation, which consists of meeting the qualification above. NFP is a free program.
Self-referral for first-time moms-to-be
Positive NFP outcomes in Indiana
Cumulative data as of June 30, 2015
of children at age 24 months were fully immunized
of babies were born full term
were born at a healthy weight at or above 5.5 lbs
of mothers initiated breastfeeding
of NFP households have had an increase in income and benefits
Dominique Daye- NFP Success Story
Although a teenager at the time, when Dominique Daye learned she was pregnant, her priorities became her son and planning for their future. She faced obstacles, but advocated fiercely for herself and her son to overcome them, including traveling four-hours round trip to The Excel Center to earn a high school diploma. Now a graduate, she is living independently and earning more from her employer.
“I’m proud of where I am now. I would most definitely recommend Nurse-Family Partnership to friends and family.”Dominique Daye
In the News
- Jan. 2017: Why do so many babies die in Indiana?
- Sep. 2015: Self-sufficiency investment, Michelle’s story
- July 2015: Program pairs nurses with first-time moms to improve lives
- Jan. 2015: MCCOY: Our Kids Our Families Our Communities
- Nov. 2014: WTHR Ch. 13, WRTV Ch. 6