Guilford Child Development is one of the largest non-profit providers of early childhood education in Guilford County, North Carolina. Since 2016, the Foundation for a Healthy High Point has funded Guilford Child Development to support the implementation of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP). Nurse-Family Partnership is a national, evidence-based, intensive nurse home visiting program, serving residents in areas of highest need in Greater High Point. The program provides a free, personal nurse to visit first-time mothers from pregnancy through the second year of their child’s life. The goals for the program are to improve birth outcomes and the overall health and well-being of mother and child.
- Nearly 100 families, most living in highly impoverished areas of Greater High Point, participated in weekly or monthly home visits with Nurse-Family Partnership nurses.
- All babies born to participating mothers were born at full term and a healthy weight, and over 80% of mothers opted to breastfeed their babies for at least six months.
- The program pivoted to virtual meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing families with much needed support during a challenging time.
- An economic analysis of the program estimates that the Foundation’s investment in Nurse Family Partnership equates to over $1.3 million of value for High Point families and the community.