Counties: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lake, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, Union

About: Nurse-Family Partnership ™ is a national model for keeping children healthy and safe, and improving the lives of moms and babies. Our focus is to provide evidence-based home visiting and outreach services to at risk pregnant women and their infants affected by substances.  The needs of the entire family will be assessed and addressed including other children in the home. Pregnant women are partnered with a specially trained and experienced registered nurse early in pregnancy and continue with individualized ongoing home visits until the child’s second birthday. The nurse client relationship developed during these visits, has been proven to improve pregnancy outcomes, strengthen child health and developmental wellness and advance family’s economic self-sufficiency. The nurse will conduct screenings, assessments, and provide family focused case management, as well as support mothers health and wellness goals. 

Services: Home visiting with experienced Registered Nurses; education and support in prenatal and newborn care, breastfeeding, parenting, health and wellness; infant safety planning and assessment; tobacco cessation; referrals to community service providers; developmental screenings and support activities; and more.

Who is eligible?
Participation is voluntary. Once enrolled, services extend to include fathers, caregivers and additional children in the household.  
Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Pregnant at enrollment.
  • Lives within the counties served.
  • Women who are eligible for WIC and/or Medicaid services and all teenage mothers.
  • Substance use (either current or history of). Substances include both prescribed narcotic medications and illegal/illicit substances, MAT medications, “medical marijuana,” synthetic opioids, alcohol and tobacco, and more.

How to enroll: Call Nurse-Family Partnership at 352-317-5194 or text “Connect” at 352-415-0091.

Our partnership: Nurse-Family Partnership is a partnership among Florida Department of Health; Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative; Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions; Central Healthy Start; Healthy Start of North Central Florida and WellFlorida Council.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $12,945,850, with zero percentage finance with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Sponsored by Healthy Start of North Central Florida, Central Healthy Start, WellFlorida Council and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

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