“Terrible things can be prevented and good things can be made to happen with the involvement of nurses with these families early in their lives.”

David Olds, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver and Nurse-Family Partnership program founder

About Us

In 2008, Nurse-Family Partnership of South Carolina opened NFP sites in both Spartanburg and Union counties. In April 2009, both sites officially began serving first-time, at risk mothers and their babies.

Since the sites were launched, we’re proud to report that 437 mothers have been assisted and 313 babies have been born. Our dynamic team of seven nurses and the nurse supervisor are hard at work forging relationships that often result in positive life changes for the mothers and babies reached through our program.

It is through the consistent support from the registered nurse home visitors that many vulnerable first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient.

This often results in new moms who now have the confidence to strive for a better life for their children – and themselves.

“Setting the standard for excellence, Nurse-Family Partnership transforms lives through the power of relationships serving every eligible family in every community.”

– Nurse-Family Partnership Vision Statement

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David Olds, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver and Nurse-Family Partnership program founder

History

In the early 1970s, the concept that was to become the Nurse-Family Partnership was born from Dr. David Olds’ realization that inner-city, at-risk children weren’t getting the care they needed to have a strong start early enough in life. Over 35 years, Dr. Olds developed the program that would eventually go nationwide in 1996, becoming the Nurse-Family Partnership. The results of his work are clear: “…the program improved pregnancy outcomes, improved the health and development of children, and helped parents create a positive life course for themselves.”

For more information regarding NFP’s program history, please visit http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org