5/1/2018 Nurse-Family Partnership®, a national evidence-based program that is operated locally by Home Nursing Agency, recently expanded into Somerset County to mentor expectant first-time moms. Community members are invited to learn more about this free program at an Open House on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Somerset location in the Morocco Building, 651 S. Center Avenue, Ste. 102.
Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. Over more than three decades, research consistently has proven that the Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe and improving the lives of moms and babies.
Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday.
The expectant mothers benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both. Through the partnership, the nurse provides new mothers with the confidence and the tools they need not only to assure a healthy start for their babies, but to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mother and child.
The Somerset County nurses welcome the community to learn how the program operates locally and how to make a referral. Nurse-Family Partnership is supported in part by the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. Home Nursing Agency also operates NFP in Cambria, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon and Jefferson counties.