NEFL Nurse-Family Partnership wins Top Performance Award at state level

On August 14, our Northeast Florida Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) team won the Top Performance award in recognition of outstanding, all-around performance implementing the national Nurse-Family Partnership model.

Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based home-visiting model for pregnant women and has been successfully identified as impacting key outcomes in maternal and child health, child abuse, child development and more. On August 16, NFP celebrated their 10 years of being implemented in Florida.

The specially trained nurses on the team from Florida Department of Health Duval and UF Health Jacksonville provide services to high-risk, first-time moms in several high-risk neighborhoods in Duval, Baker and Clay counties. NEFL NFP is part of the Florida Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program.

Beverly Butler is the Coalition’s project director for NEFL NFP and works with these nurses every day to implement this successful home visiting program. “I am sincerely proud and humbled by the hard work and dedication that these phenomenal nurses perform every day,” Beverly said.