The Panhandle Health District (PHD) announced Tuesday its plans to expand the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program to serve more vulnerable, first-time mothers and their children in northern Idaho. NFP is an evidence based program that pairs low-income, first-time mothers with a Registered Nurse who empowers them to become confident parents and strong, self-sufficient women in our community. These nurses visit the mothers at home, starting from pregnancy up until the child's second birthday.
As a result of local success and demand, PHD's program has been named an independent implementation site for NFP. This distinction provides increases funding for nurses and potential clients served in the area.