Family First Health receives $7,500 from WellSpan Health’s Community Partnership Grants Program
Southcentral Pa. (8 September 2015) – Family First Health is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from WellSpan Health’s Community Partnership Grants Program to support increased engagement through a strategic marketing campaign for Nurse-Family Partnership in Adams County.
The funds will be used to support initiatives that increase the community’s knowledge of the Nurse-Family Partnership program, benefits and outcomes promoting increased utilization of this high impact program.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a prenatal and early childhood nurse visitation program that seeks to improve the health and well-being of first-time mothers and their babies. Home visits from a registered nurse help to educate families and address and prevent maternal and child health problems. Open to WIC/MA eligible first-time mothers, the program begins during pregnancy and continues until the child is 2 years old.
Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based model that has been in existence for more than 30 years. Family First Health has run the Nurse-Family Partnership program in York County since 2001, and in Adams County since 2013.
In 2014, Family First Health served 163 women through the program in York and Adams counties, with 1,969 total Nurse-Family Partnership visits.
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, Family First Health is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to increasing access to affordable, quality health care. With sites in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg, Family First Health provides a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services to insured, uninsured and underinsured patients with the goal of improving the health of our communities as a whole. For more information, visit www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.