“Brown and Bella are just one of the 56,000 families served by a national program called Nurse-Family Partnership each year.
That model, first studied in a randomized controlled trial more than 40 years ago, pairs low-income, first-time parents with a personal nurse from pregnancy through their child’s second birthday.
It has an expansive goal: to help create healthier and more prosperous families. In Brown’s Pennsylvania neighborhood, the program is run through a local community foundation called The Foundation for Delaware County. It is one of 774 counties across more than 40 states where the program is run.”