Published on May 27, 2013

Genesis VNA, Clinton Announces New Nurse-Family Partnership Program®

The Genesis VNA Community Health team is proud to announce a new community health program that covers Clinton and Scott counties. The Nurse-Family Partnership Program is an evidence-based community healthcare program that empowers low-income, first-time mothers to become confident parents and strong women by partnering them with registered nurse home visitors. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. 

The Nurse-Family Partnership Model Elements are supported by evidence-based research, expert opinions, field lessons and/or theoretical rationales and are as follows:

1. Client participates voluntarily in the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

2. Client is a first-time mother.

3. Client meets low-income criteria intake.

4. Client is enrolled in the program early in her pregnancy and receives her first home visit by no later than the end of week 28 of pregnancy.

5. Client is visited one-to one, one nurse home visitor to one first-time mother or family.

6. Client is visited in her home.

7. Client is visited throughout her pregnancy and the first two years of her child’s life in accordance with current Nurse-Family Partnership guidelines.

8. Nurse home visitors and nurse supervisors are registered professional nurses with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

9. Nurse home visitors and nurse supervisors complete core educational sessions required by the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office and deliver the interventions with fidelity to the Nurse-Family Partnership model.

10. Nurse home visitors, using professional knowledge, judgment, and skill, apply the Nurse-Family Partnership visit guidelines, individualizing them to strengths and challenges of each family and apportioning time across defined program domains.

11. Nurse home visitors apply theoretical framework that underpins the program, emphasizing self-efficacy, human ecology, and attachment theories, through current methods.

An evidence-based community health program, Nurse-Family Partnership’s outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. By helping to break the cycle of poverty, we play an important role in helping to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable members, build stronger communities, and leave a positive impact on this and future generations.

For more information about the Nurse-Family Partnership Program, please call the Parent Pals toll free number at 1-855-236-9725 or the Genesis VNA Community Health number at 1-563-242-7165.

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