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Jefferson County Colorado--Food, fun, baby clothes, and a focus on healthy, meaningful relationships being established between parents and their children will bring families and nurses together at the picnic to be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year's picnic marks the 14th year of celebrating over 1,200 first-time mothers who have enrolled in the Jefferson County Public Health Nurse-Family Partnership Program serving Jefferson and Broomfield counties. Current clients, graduates and their families, community members and the Nurse Family Partnership team will share stories and laughter as they gather in Lakewood Park (150 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood, CO, 80226). According to Mary Beth Wenger, NFP program supervisor, "Nurse-Family Partnership is about strengthening and supporting healthy relationships. This year our focus during the picnic will be on sharing a special memory from the past year in which parents and their children experienced joy, laughter and love together, and clients will be given a special picnic favor with guidance on how to engage in a fun activity with their children. We are also excited to have Stephanie Winkler, a former NFP client who graduated five years ago, join us at the picnic with her son Dante. Stephanie will share with clients her vision for being a peer mentor to any upcoming graduating clients who may experience a sense of loss as they say good-bye to their nurses."
Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that matches public health registered nurses with mothers pregnant with their first child through the child's second birthday. Independent research proves that communities benefit from this relationship - every dollar invested in Nurse-Family Partnership can yield up to five dollars in return. Nurse-Family Partnership is based on more than 30 years of research from randomized, controlled trials that prove it works. Nurse-FamilyPartnership produces multi-generational outcomes that benefit communities and eliminate the costs of long-term social serviceprograms. For detailed findings on the three randomized, controlled trials of the Nurse-Family Partnership model, please refer to the published research.
The Nurse-Family Partnership model has been successfully implemented in 43 states nationwide and has benefited over 156,000high risk mothers since replication began in 1996. In Colorado, Nurse-Family Partnership is a state-wide initiative, serving families in 59 of Colorado's 64 counties.
View the Colorado NFP profile.
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August 4, 2014
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