Celebrating Christmas With The Nurse-Family Partnership
Santa paid a visit to the babies enrolled in the MFHS Nurse-Family Partnership Program during the annual NFP Christmas Party this past December. The party, which is funded though charitable donations to the NFP, is an opportunity for new mothers to celebrate the season with their babies and their nurse home visitors. Each child received a gift from Santa thanks to generous toy and book donations from staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wayne Memorial Hospital, and Community Medical Center. In addition, the administration staff at MFHS collected monetary donations to purchases developmental toys and books for babies in the NFP.
The Nurse-Family Partnership is a program that MFHS offers in several counties that pairs at risk first time mothers with a visiting nurse who will help them prepare for their baby and guide them through the first two years of parenting. The NFP program has been growing across the United States since the 1970s with the goals of improving pregnancy outcomes by helping women make healthier life choices, improving child health development, and improving families overall economic self-sufficiency.
Thank you to the NFP team for all their efforts to make the holiday season merry and bright for the families they serve!