Teaming up

New mom finds support, strength in relationship with visiting nurse

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a community program that pairs first-time moms with visiting nurses

The journey for first-time moms can be challenging, and low-income moms can be particularly vulnerable to the emotional challenges of motherhood. This is where the Nurse-Family Partnership steps in. The community health program pairs new moms with visiting nurses to provide a lot more than just health advice. It operates in 43 states and says it has served 212,289 families since 1996. This is the story of Alyssa Wilson, a 22-year-old New Jersey mom who has found stability through her relationship with her visiting nurses.  This New Jersey program is a part of the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey.

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