Contact: Jeanene Fowler, Maricopa County Public Health; 602-722-1806
Families, Toddlers and Nurses….Oh My
“Nurse Family Partnership Celebrates First Graduation of 20 families”
PHOENIX (June 12, 2012) The South Phoenix Nurse-Family Partnership at Maricopa County Department of Public Health in conjunction with Southwest Human Development will hold the first graduation of 20 families on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
NFP, funded by the South Phoenix Regional Partnership Council of First Things First, provides home visitation services to low-income first-time mothers. Nurses began home visits early in the mother’s pregnancy and have continued visitation with the mother and family up until the child’s second birthday. These nurses have provided support, education and counseling on health, behavioral and self-sufficiency issues.
WHAT: NFP’s 1st Graduation
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012
WHERE: Cartwright Training Center- Cartwright School District
4242 N. 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
PHOTO OPP: 20 Toddlers and their Families
In Maricopa County, 220 families are currently enrolled in the program. Nationally, mothers and children who have participated in the program have consistently demonstrated significantly improved prenatal health, fewer subsequent pregnancies, increased maternal employment, improved child school readiness, reduced involvement in crime, and less child abuse, neglect and injuries.