The Nurse Family Partnership is an evidence-based, nurse home-visitation program that provides education and support to first time, low income parents. Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) is currently operating under a contract with the Health and Human Services Commission to provide the Nurse Family Partnership Program to 100 TCHP members.
A registered nurse begins seeing the mother as early in pregnancy as possible and can follow the mother and child up to the child’s 2nd birthday. The ideal entry into the program is by the 16th week gestation, and clients may not be enrolled after 28 weeks. The program is client-focused and developmentally appropriate. The nurses must complete extensive training the first year of program implementation. Data collection occurs during each home visit and at routine periods throughout the program using a national web based data collection system.
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