More than 70 two-year-olds and their families graduated the Northeast Florida Nurse-Family Partnership program on November 5th, the largest class to-date in the region, state and possibly nation.
The NFP program launched in Jacksonville in 2012 as part of the Florida Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. NFP is an evidence-based nurse home visitor model that provides intensive case management and home visiting by specially-trained nurses from UF Health Jacksonville for first-time moms from pregnancy until the baby is two. The program has since expanded and now serves more than 200 high-risk, first-time mothers in Baker and Duval counties through MIECHV and funding from the NFP National Service Office.
The graduation highlighted the accomplishments of each family, from attending every home visit to graduating high school or college to most involved dad. It also featured:
- Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office Senior Manager, Nursing Practice, Alain Glenn, who was on-site to congratulate the graduates.
- A thank you to the nurse home visitors who have worked with the families for 2+ years
- 2012 Nurse-Family Partnership graduate Calvin, who read a poem he wrote
- Thank you to sponsor and moderator Sunshine Realty & Co!