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Nurse Family Partnership Participants

Health

Being born healthy and reaching critical developmental milestones are vivid predictors of future success. Research indicates that, in efforts to address problems like poverty, low education levels, crime rates, teen pregnancy and more, the greatest long-term benefits will come from starting with babies in low-income households – even before they are born.

November 2017: State funding aids Goodwill with Nurse-Family Partnership expansion

Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) pairs mothers pregnant with their first child with a registered nurse for ongoing home visits aimed at supporting mothers and families in providing the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years. NFP is an international, community health program, widely researched and recognized for increasing healthcare access and improving health outcomes.

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 is available in the following counties:

Clark Jefferson Marion
Crawford Jennings Scott
Delaware Lake Tippecanoe
Floyd Lawrence Washington
Harrison Orange White
Jackson Madison

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.

Positive NFP outcomes in Indiana

%

of babies were born full term

%

of mothers initiated breastfeeding

(Cumulative data as of 2016)

%

at 24 months were fully immunized

%

were born at a healthy weight at or above 5.5 lbs

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


PROVIDERS

A health care provider or other service provider can refer a woman who meets the program qualifications (above).

FIRST-TIME MOMS
(SELF-REFERRAL)

  • A health care provider or other service provider may refer you to NFP. You may also refer yourself, called a self-referral.
  • Check the list above to see if you qualify.
  • For questions, contact us at nfp@goodwillindy.org or 317-524-3999.
  • Self-refer by calling 317-524-3999 or fill out our online form.

I’m proud of where I am now. I would most definitely recommend Nurse-Family Partnership to friends and family.”

Dominique Daye

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.

Goodwill is committed to supporting quality child care for employees, students and Nurse-Family Partnership clients. Childcare Answers offers help with finding licensed, quality child care.