What is the Nurse-Family Partnership?
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nurse home visiting program for women in metro Phoenix, including East and West Valley communities, who are having their first baby. If you enroll, a specially trained nurse will visit you in your home throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2 years old. And it is free to all who are eligible!
Fathers, family members and even friends are encouraged to be involved in the visits and learn how they can best support new mothers.
How will having a nurse help?
As a first-time mom, you most likely have many questions. That’s why NFP starts working with you before you give birth to your child. Your nurse will help you:
- Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
- Become a better parent.
- Build a strong network of support for you and your baby.
- Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play.
- Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services available in your community.
- Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills.
- Set goals for your family’s future and find ways to help you reach them.
What happens during a visit? Watch our video
Who can enroll?
Any woman who meets the following criteria:
- First-time mom
- Is less than 28 weeks pregnant
- Meets income requirements (eligible for WIC)
- Living in one of the zip codes outlined on this map
For more information or questions about enrolling in NFP, call 602-359-7083.
How can I enroll?
To refer yourself to the program, download and save the NFP referral form (PDF - English & Spanish). Please skip the Agency-related questions at the top.
Providers and Agency Representatives
If you’re a provider or agency representative and want to refer a mom to NFP, use the button below to download the form (in English and Spanish) and submit it to NFPreferral@maricopa.gov. Mothers-to-be may also self-refer using the same form.
- The Impact of NFP on Moms and Babies (PDF)
- Meet Our Staff
- Nurse-Family Partnership Featured on PBS NewsHour: "How Home Visits for Vulnerable Moms Boost Kids Brainpower"
Funded in part by the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health as made available through the Arizona Department of Health Services, through the DHHS Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Funding for Maricopa County Department of Public Health Nurse Family Partnership is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirst.org.