Announcement

MIHOPE-Strong Start and Nurse Family Partnership

03/2014
 

 

MIHOPE-Strong Start and Nurse Family Partnership

A partnership dedicated to answering research questions about birth- and health-related outcomes

The Nurse-Family Partnership is built upon three decades of longitudinal randomized controlled trials, and yet we have a responsibility to support its being tested well as it is replicated in an even broader range of communities throughout the world.  The MIHOPE-Strong Start trial provides an important opportunity to determine the degree to which the NFP continues to produce impacts on outcomes of public health importance, and it will inform efforts to further strengthen the program.  I strongly urge local NFP sites to participate in this important work.”

Dr. David Olds
Nurse-Family Partnership program founder

               Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is one of two evidence-based home visitation models included in the federal Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) study.  The evaluation is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine the impact of home visiting on birth outcomes and health care costs for expectant families enrolled in Medicaid.