UPMC's Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) in Central Pa. provides critical medical and social support to low-income, first-time mothers during their pregnancies and the first years of their child's life. If you participate in the NFP, you will receive support, education and counseling on health, behavioral and self-sufficiency issues during home visits by qualified UPMC Pinnacle nurses.
The NFP is available to families in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties. As part of the program, you will receive regular home visits from a UPMC Pinnacle nurse beginning early in your pregnancy and continuing through your child's second birthday.
The program offers a number of benefits, including:
Mothers and children who have participated in the NFP have consistently demonstrated significant improvements in prenatal health, improved family planning, increased employment, and reduced incidences of child abuse and neglect.
"D" enrolled in the NFP when she was 23 years old and 27 weeks pregnant. She naturally delivered her 10-pound baby boy at 40 weeks gestation. Her son continues to exclusively receive breast milk at five months of age. She is currently working two jobs to support her family.
I don’t know what I would have done without this program. I am so confident now.
"J" enrolled in the NFP when she was 20 years old and 14 weeks pregnant. While pregnant, she applied for and accepted a job at Hersheypark and worked through the summer season. Motivated by her daughter, J re-enrolled in high school to finish her senior year. She began classes in October and plans to graduate in May. J has made it to 39 weeks of pregnancy, and she and her boyfriend are eager to meet their daughter. At our most recent visit she shared, "I don’t know what I would have done without this program. I am so confident now."
First time mom shares her experience with Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP).
Once you have enrolled in Nurse Family Partnership you will be invited to our community Facebook page where you can learn about our events and connect with other NFP parents.
UPMC Pinnacle is a Cribs for Kid's® partner providing a program to educate parents, family members, child care providers, and health professionals about safe infant sleep and SIDS.
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