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Nurse-Family Partnerships: From Trials to International Replication

David Olds, Ph.D., Director Prevention Research Center for Family & Child Health; University of Colorado, Denver

David Olds, founder of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program, describes the programs long-term impact on mothers and babies who began participating in the program more than 19 years ago. The Nurse-Family Partnership maternal health program introduces vulnerable first-time parents to maternal and child health nurses. It allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies and later children and young adults with the best possible start in life.

Date Published: January 20, 2010