Nurse-Family Partnership Receives National Coverage


McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) was recently featured on the cover of Michigan’s Detroit Free Press newspaper as part of a series on women’s and children’s issues, specifically recognizing national programs that help decrease child abuse and neglect.

The story, titled “South Carolina finds innovative way to help first-time moms,” highlights the work of McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership to help break the cycle of poverty and teen pregnancy while improving the health outcomes for mothers and children in our region. Reporters from the Detroit Free Press visited Florence to learn firsthand about the McLeod NFP program model, which included accompanying two NFP nurses on home visits to observe the relationship between nurse and client.

In addition, the story was picked up by more than 20 newspapers throughout the United States – including Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Idaho, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina – as well as the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Newsletter.

Click the link below to read the full story:
Detroit Free Press article

About Nurse-Family Partnership
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based home visitation program for low-income, first-time mothers. NFP has three primary goals: to improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development and strengthen the economic self-sufficiency of the families it serves.

The McLeod NFP Team, comprised of eight nurses, currently serves approximately 200 moms in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro, and Chesterfield Counties. This program is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation.