Nurse-Family Partnership

WHAT IS THE NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
Pocono Medical Center's Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a local effort connected to a national movement. Nationally the Nurse-Family Partnership is a research-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income children and families in the context of the communities where they live. In Monroe and lower Pike Counties, the Nurse-Family Partnership is a program that is changing lives of at-risk new mothers and improving future prospects for their newborn babies. We have successfully graduated 283 clients from the program. Download our newsletter (PDF files).

HOW DOES THE PARTNERSHIP WORK
Registered nurses with special training in prenatal and infant care as well as psycho-social development visit expectant mothers in their own homes. The visits begin in early pregnancy and continue until the child is two-years-old. During that critical time, close ties develop between the women in the program and their nurses. Healthy lifestyle habits are emphasized, parenting skills are developed, and career counseling is offered. In addition, lifestyle skills such as making the home a safe place for baby, conflict resolution, fiscal responsibility and the like are introduced through individual instruction and group activities.

WHO USES OUR SERVICES
Since our inception in August 2002, the Nurse-Family Partnership of Monroe Country has enrolled 902 moms, and 604 babies have been born to NFP mothers

WHAT HAVE NFP MOTHERS ACCOMPLISHED
We have helped the new mothers in our program make significant lifestyle changes that will significantly improve their lives and the lives of their infants. 


CONTACT US


We welcome your inquiries about the Nurse-Family Partnership.
If you have a question or if you would like additional information,
please call 570-426-1688.

The Nurse-Family Partnership of Monroe County
For more information please visit: www.nursefamilypartnership.org

 Virginia Sosnowski, Manager
Nurse Family Partnership

ADDITIONAL SERVICES


Prepared Childbirth Education Classes
All are welcome to participate in Pocono Medical Center's Prepared Childbirth Education classes, regardless of where you choose to have your baby. This community education program will provide you and your family with the knowledge and skills to become active planners and participants in your birthing experience. The program offers valuable information on labor, birth and parenting, and is ideal for any first-time parents as well as those who are adding "new additions" to their families.

For class dates and times, visit the To Your Health Calendar.
For more information or to enroll, please call 
570-426-1688 


Breastfeeding Classes
Monthly breastfeeding classes are offered through Pocono Medical Center. All expectant mothers and their partners are invited to enroll in this program. Our trained team of professionals will guide you through the breastfeeding basics and will teach you important techniques to aid in your breastfeeding experience.

For class dates and times, visit the To Your Health Calendar.
For more information or to enroll, please call 570-426-1688 

 


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