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Nurse-Family Partnership in Minnesota

By Stacy Walters, MD, Park Nicollet Pediatrics

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based community health program with over 38 years of randomized, controlled trials demonstrating multi-generational outcomes for first-time mothers and their children living in poverty.

Positive Outcomes for Clients Served by Minnesota’s Nurse-Family Partnership

  • 93% of all children received all recommended immunizations by 24 months
  • 91% of babies were born full term and 90% were born at a healthy weight
  • 85% of mothers initiated breastfeeding
  • 49% of mothers who entered the program without a diploma/GED have since earned one, and another 27% are working toward one

Cummulative data as of Sept. 30, 2015. This data does not include outcomes from the Tribal communities.

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MN Clinics Screening for Food Insecurity

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Above: Families participate in the Cooking Matters class at HCMC. (Photos courtesy of HCMC.)

Shortly after AAP released its policy statement titled “Promoting Food Security for All Children,” the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation (MAPF) received a grant from the University of Minnesota to help pediatricians implement it and partner with SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps) educators.

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