“Young mothers in Henderson and Smith counties are gaining access to a unique program designed to offer the help they need. The Nurse-Family Partnership is offered by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and focuses on young first-time mothers.
The program provides first-time expectant mothers-to-be with home health visits from a highly trained nurse beginning early in their pregnancy. Visits continue through their child’s second birthday.
The program focuses on low-income, first-time mothers because they are the most vulnerable and have the most need for the resource. Referrals do not require a healthcare provider.
The program has three goals: improving pregnancy outcomes, child health and economic self-sufficiency of the family.”