Nurse-Family Partnership

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The Nurse-Family Partnership program offered by the Cowlitz County Health Department assists low-income women who are less than 28-weeks pregnant and having their first baby. This community healthcare program is designed to help them become confident parents and strong women by partnering them with nurse home visitors and a network of support. Nurses visit weekly with the expectant mother throughout her pregnancy and continue to support her until the baby is two-years-old. Improved prenatal care, improved child health and development and increased economic self-sufficiency are all benefits seen from this partnership.