“We need to start supporting parents with young children . . . It’s common sense to reach out to a young mother. Teach her about changing the baby. Help her understand what all that crying means, and when to get vaccines and check-ups. This program [NFP] saves money. It raises healthy babies and creates better parents.”
President Barack Obama, Speech to the Hampton University Annual Minister’s Conference, 2007
Nurse Family Partnership in the Community
Spartanburg and Union counties’ NFP site was established in 2008 in cooperation with Nurse-Family Partnership of South Carolina and officially began serving clients in April 2009. Implemented by Spartanburg Regional, the site is just one of two sites in South Carolina to be implemented by a local hospital. Fully staffed, a dynamic team of four nurses and a nurse supervisor are hard at work serving at-risk families in the county.
A substantial amount of community support comes from agencies, including South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Region 2, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant. (MIECHV), United Way of the Piedmont, the Congregational Nursing Program of the Spartanburg Area, Spartanburg Regional Home Health, Spartanburg County First Steps, Safe Kids of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Regional OB and the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.