The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a highly successful public health and safety program that starts early by improving the lives of moms and their babies. NFP sends specially-trained nurses into the homes of first-time moms living in poverty. The nurses help the mom early in her pregnancy and continue to visit until their child reaches age two. Extensive studies have proven that NFP works: healthier moms, children better prepared for school, and lower crime rates.
For a more readable description of these benefits, take a look at the infographic after the jump.