Maternal deaths in the U.S. are staggeringly common. Personal nurses could help

Media December 27, 2022

“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.”

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