Health—General & Rehabilitative

Nurse-Family Partnership

  • Denver, CO
  • http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org

Mission Statement

Empower first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting.

Main Programs

  1. Nurse-Family Partnership

service areas

National

Self-reported by organization

Areas Served Narrative

As of May 2016 Nurse-Family Partnership is in 43 states. The Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office is located in Denver, CO and program locations are located in: AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY

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ruling year

2003

President and Chief Executive Officer since 2014

Ms. Roxane White

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Keywords

Evidence-based, First time families, Nurses, Maternal Child Health

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EIN

20-0234163

 Number

1457816639

Physical Address

1900 Grant Street, Suite 400

Denver, 80203

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Health Program (E70)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community health program that empowers first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through nurse home visiting. Each mother we serve is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child's second birthday. Independent research proves the value that communities receive from this relationship – in 2005, the Rand Corporation calculated that every dollar invested in the program returned up to $5.70, and in 2011 the Washington State Institute for Public Policy estimated the program produces a long-term net return of more than $20,000 per family served.

A cornerstone of Nurse-Family Partnership is the extensive research on the model conducted over the last three decades. Randomized, controlled trials were conducted with three diverse populations beginning in Elmira, New York, in 1977; in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1988; and in Denver, Colorado, in 1994. All three trials targeted first-time, low-income mothers. Follow-up research continues today, studying the long-term outcomes for mothers and children in these three trials.

The level of proven effectiveness demonstrated is unsurpassed in evidence-based home visitation programs. The program effects that have the strongest evidentiary foundations are those that have been found in at least two of the three trials and are listed below:

•Improved prenatal health
•Fewer childhood injuries
•Fewer subsequent pregnancies
•Increased intervals between births
•Increased maternal employment
•Improved school readiness

In addition, important data from all home visits are continuously collected from Nurse-Family Partnership Implementing Agencies through the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office's web-based data collection system. These data are analyzed and returned to local Nurse-Family Partnership Implementing Agencies to provide them with information on their progress toward meeting Nurse-Family Partnership's implementation benchmarks in improving maternal and child health.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) focuses on 1st time mothers; during a 1st pregnancy the best chance exists to promote & teach positive health & development behaviors between a mother & her baby. Registered nurses deliver NFP fostering a powerful bond between nurse & mother. An NFP client begins with her nurse home visitor during her first trimester & continues through the child’s 2nd birthday. This intervention during pregnancy allows for any critical behavioral changes needed to improve the health of the mother & child. The NFP National Office provides intensive education for nurse home visitors who utilize Visit Guidelines, clinical consultation & intervention resources to translate NFP’s theoretical foundations & content into practice in an adaptable way to each family. NFP agencies enter data from visits into a Clinical Information System. This data is monitored to ensure the program is being implemented with fidelity to the research model, so comparable results are achieved.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Budget

$16,700,000

Population Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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1. Number of clients served

Target Population
Females, Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Connected to a Program?
Nurse-Family Partnership
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This number represents mothers participating in the program at any given point during the year.

2. Percentage of Mothers initiating breast feeding with their babies.

Target Population
Females, Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Connected to a Program?
Nurse-Family Partnership
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the percentage of mothers participating in nurse home visiting with NFP who initiated breastfeeding with their babies.

3. Percentage of mothers who do not become pregnant within two years of their first child's birth.

Target Population
Females, Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Connected to a Program?
Nurse-Family Partnership
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This represents the percentage of moms participating in NFP that delay subsequent pregnancies by at least 2 years. This has been shown to have beneficial health effects for mom and future babies.

4. Precetange of mothers aged 18 or older when their child was born who are working when the baby is 12 months old.

Target Population
Females, Infants to preschool (under age 5)

Connected to a Program?
Nurse-Family Partnership
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Percentage of moms participating the program who achieve this goal.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Nurse-Family Partnership's program goals are:
    1. Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including thorough prenatal care form their healthcare providers, improving their diets, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances;
    2. Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care resulting in an increase in school readiness; and
    3. Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education and find work.

    Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office's goals are to continue to serve more and more families with the highest program quality possibly and provide our nurses and agencies with world class customer service.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Nurse-Family Partnership's program goals are ongoing and every visit a nurse makes to a new mom is work towards those goals. Program outcomes are tracked locally and nationally to ensure quality implementation of NFP.
    Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office's goals of growth, quality and delivering world class customer service will be realized through the following work:
    • Work with other evidence-based home visiting programs to get the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting program which is federal funding stream to states reauthorized.
    • Evaluate options for increasing the scale of our program in certain geographic areas in order to show a direct impact on a community when Nurse-Family Partnership is implemented at scale.
    • Continuous quality improvement work will focus on implementation efficiency issues in order serve more families and custom plans will be worked on as needed to strengthen program outcomes.
    • Our customer service to NFP agencies is being greatly strengthened through ongoing work to establish an on-demand, customizable report portal for all NFP agencies.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Nurse-Family Partnership has the highest level of evidence that it is an effective program through three randomized controlled trials and strong outcomes from those trials:
    • Improved prenatal health
    • Fewer childhood injuries
    • Fewer subsequent pregnancies
    • Increased intervals between births
    • Increased maternal employment
    • Improved school readiness

    Nurse-Family Partnership has a network of more than 230 agencies across the country implementing the NFP program and each of these agencies is connected with their communities.

    The data from every visit a nurse makes to a family is recorded in Nurse-Family Partnership's national data system allowing for local reports that can truly help an agency recognize their strengths and areas where they can improve.
    Nurse-Family Partnership works with other early childhood home visiting programs for federal funding and advocacy.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    All of our goals and objectives roll-up into one primary purpose and that is to be able to serve more families across the country and always with quality and fidelity to our program model. We know we are making progress when our numbers of families being served at any given time increases (currently at 32,000 families) and when our quality indicators remain strong and/or improve.

    We would like to begin to serve a larger percentage of the eligible population of NFP families within individual communities and states, so that with a larger footprint we will be able to show real impact in each of our communities. We will measure this by the percentage of NFP eligible families we are able to serve in certain communities where we are able to really increase our presence.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Nurse-Family Partnership has grown to serve families in 43 states. We have begun to serve Native American/Tribal families in the last few years and we are are constantly evaluating ways we can improve our program for the families we are serving. We have helped bring federal funding to states for Nurse-Family Partnership and other evidence-based home visiting programs.

    With all of our work and progress toward serving more families, we would like to serve even more; to have increased and meaningful levels of participation within communities being served by Nurse-Family Partnership and showing how we can truley help break the cycle of poverty and positively impact the health and development of babies and their families.

service areas

National

Self-reported by organization

Areas Served Narrative

As of May 2016 Nurse-Family Partnership is in 43 states. The Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office is located in Denver, CO and program locations are located in: AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY

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Social Media

@nursefamilypartnership

@NFP_nursefamily

@NFPNurseFamily

Funding Needs

For National Service Office: General Operating Developing new NFP programs in the US CQI National nursing consultation with NFP nurses Marketing Materials PSA filming and editing

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NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Leadership

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Roxane White

BIO

As CEO, Roxane spearheads the growth of Nurse-Family Partnership to serve more vulnerable families across the country. Roxane also identifies opportunities for innovation and operating efficiencies, and builds public and private partnerships. Prior to joining Nurse-Family Partnership, she served as chief of staff to Colorado Governor John Hicklenlooper, where she led passage of new comprehensive zoning code in Denver and created a 6.5 percent reserve for the state of Colorado. Roxane previously worked as the manager of the Department of Human Services in Denver from 2003 to 2008 and was responsible for 1,200 employees and more than $300 million in services and programs. Roxane earned her bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., and master's degree in social work and divinity from San Francisco State University and San Francisco Theological Seminary. - See more at: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/about/executive-leadership#sthash.6lI0ywgn.dpuf

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Hill

Hill & Robbins, P.C.

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