NFP to benefit Haywood mothers

May 28, 2014

Local health, government, foundation and nonprofit officials will hold a launch event to announce the launch of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) to benefit at-risk mothers and babies in Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties of Western North Carolina.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Old Webster School, located at 1528 Webster Road, Webster.

Special guest Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller, president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, along with other speakers, will share information about how the program will improve health outcomes for low-income families in the community.

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based, voluntary home-visiting program that pairs registered nurses with first-time, low-income mothers. During more than two years of regular home visits, nurses provide support and education for mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and raise a healthy child. The program is backed by over 30 years of research and positive outcomes.