The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday. The expectant moms benefit by getting the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy. At the same time, new mothers develop a close relationship with a nurse who becomes a trusted resource they can rely on for advice on everything from safely caring for their child to taking steps to provide a stable, secure future for them both.
NFP Program Goals
- Promote healthier pregnancies
- Improve children's health and development
- Support mother's personal development
Eligibility Criteria for Fargo Cass Public Health NFP Enrollment
- First-time pregnant women before their 28th week of pregnancy and who meet income requirements (see table below).
- First-time pregnant women already enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) or Medical Assistance (MA).
- Must be a resident of Cass County, ND.
- Teens under the age of nineteen expecting their first child.
A pregnant, single mother qualifies as a household of 2.
A pregnant, married mother qualifies as a household of 3.
2021 200% Federal Poverty Level Guideline
2 (including unborn baby)
3 (including unborn baby)
4 (including unborn baby)
5 (including unborn baby)
If you're not sure whether you qualify, or if you have additional questions, please call LeDora at 701.241.1369.
The NFP program at Fargo Cass Public Health is part of a larger program coordinated by the National Center for Children, Families and Communities. Learn more at the National NFP website.