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    Celebrating Nurse-Family Partnership and Prenatal Plus Families


    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 Wednesday August 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This year’s picnic marks the 16th year of celebrating over 1,800 mothers who have enrolled in the Jefferson County Public Health Nurse-Family Partnership and Prenatal Plus Programs serving Jefferson and Broomfield counties. Current clients, graduates and their families, and the Nurse Family Partnership and Prenatal Plus teams will share stories and laughter as they gather in Lakewood Park (150 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood, CO, 80226). According to Karey Riemersma, NFP program supervisor, “The Nurse-Family Partnership and Prenatal Plus programs strengthen families by partnering mothers with Registered Nurses. Nurses are trusted professionals and mothers enrolled in these programs can turn to them for information and support. These programs seek to achieve the highest level of health and safety for mothers and their children by addressing such issues as: smoking cessation, prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding, injury prevention, the importance of completing one’s education, and much more. Our annual picnic is a time to celebrate the mothers enrolled in these programs and their commitment to raising wonderful healthy children. As nurses we are honored to be invited into these families’ homes and allowed to be part of their children’s earliest life experiences.”

    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-Family Partnership produces multi-generational outcomes that benefit communities and eliminate the costs of long-term social service programs. For detailed findings on the three randomized, controlled trials of the Nurse-Family Partnership model, please refer to the published research available at:

    http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/Proven-Results/Published-research#sthash.tIhN5Jh5.dpuf

    Prenatal Plus is a voluntary nurse home visitation program that serves women during pregnancy and for up to 2 months after the baby is born. Prenatal Plus team members offer support and education, providing answers to questions about pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, birth control and how to care for a newborn. The program is available for Medicaid recipients.

    For more information:
    • Nurse-Family Partnership in Jefferson and Broomfield Counties, please contact, Karey Riemersma, Program Supervisor at 303-239-7074; view a video about NFP; view JCPH Nurse Family Partnership web page

    • Prenatal Plus in Jefferson County, please email PublicHealthPrenatal@jeffco.us or call 303-232-6301 and ask for a nurse in the Prenatal Plus program; view the JCPH Prenatal Plus web page.



    Tony Aaron Fuller
    Public Engagement Coordinator
    303-239-7059
    tfuller@jeffco.us

    August 11, 2016

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    Last Updated: 8-11-2016