Nurse-Family Partnership

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Denver, CO, serves nationwide; in Minnesota serves in 32 counties and 2 tribal nations. NFP is a national community health program that works with first-time families who face major barriers to accessing the resources and supports needed to achieve the greatest health and wellness outcomes. Its home-visiting curriculum is evidence based and is a valuable part of many states’ early childhood systems. Using specially trained nurses as home visitors, it serves first-time mothers and their children affected by social and economic inequality, beginning early in pregnancy and continuing until the child is 2.

Grant supports offering training to the home visitors including the Nursing Care Pathway on Cultural Consciousness, focusing on equity and intercultural behavioral change, and also, a trauma sensitive reflective practice framework called “Facilitating Attuned Interactions.” It will also support 2 nurse education courses: “Supporting Children to Thrive” and “Trauma, Hope and Healing,” a 4-part training on trauma and addressing violence. The training is specifically focused on concrete ways to ensure better outcomes for underserved populations and therefore stop intergenerational poverty.