NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP (NFP)

Organization name: Goodwill of Central & Southern IN

Program Type

Early childhood education programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: 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 a national, community health program, widely researched and recognized for increasing health care access and improving health outcomes. The program supports the Indiana 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. Research on the Nurse-Family Partnership shows that their nurse- visited children fare better in cognitive and language development than their control-group counterparts. Nurse-Family Partnership can help ensure school readiness for young children born into families at risk, and prevent challenges in early education that can lead to a lifelong struggle with academic achievement.
Success Metrics: NFP collects over 2000 data points on families over the 2.5 – 3 years of engagement. This includes health outcomes for mother and child, social determinants of health, fidelity to the NFP model, and more. Data is analyzed internally for various reasons and the National Service Office (NSO) releases quarterly reports to each agency. The NSO also continues to follow families beyond graduation to determine long term impacts. NSO Reports include: – The Fidelity Report: The purpose of this report is to help supervisors monitor the extent to which her/his team is implementing NFP with fidelity to the model, and to improve implementation fidelity where necessary – The Outcomes Report: The Outcomes Report is populated from data collected in the field related to achieving the following outcomes: Changes in smoking status during pregnancy; Premature births by race and ethnicity; Premature births by mother’s age at infant birth; Low birth weight by race and ethnicity; Breastfeeding initiation; Child’s immunizations; Subsequent pregnancies; Workforce participation over time for clients 18 years and older at intake; Breastfeeding continuation at 6 and 12 months; Ages and Stages Questionnaire screening and referrals. The purpose of this report is to help every supervisor monitor the extent to which her/his team is achieving outcomes that can be measured while a family is active in the program and that are related to common indicators of maternal, child, and family functioning.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

1,185

Black or African Americans Annually Served

56%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

8%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion,
Morgan, Putnam, Shelby
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $6,102,113
Initial Start-Up Cost: $4,171,231

Contact Information

Organization Name: Goodwill of Central & Southern IN
Website: https://www.goodwillindy.org/
Respondents Name: Rachel Zaudtke
Email: rzaudtke@goodwilleducation.org

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