By: *Young-Jin Kim, Sarah Abraham, Jeff Lockhart, Sarah Tan, Rafael Turner
Date: Aug. 14, 2014, 9 p.m.
Young, low-income, first-time mothers and their babies often face dramatically increased risks to their health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a national nonprofit organization, intervenes by pairing these mothers with specially-trained, registered nurses. Expectant mothers receive regular home visits from pregnancy until the baby is two years old. The result: healthier pregnancies, more stable families, and better developmental outcomes for children.