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Nurse-Family Partnership

Parenting Help from Healthcare Professionals

Children don’t come with an instructional guide. So it’s only normal that new mothers face challenges and doubt. In times like these, someone is here to help you. Nurse-Family Partnership is a community healthcare program that will connect you with a nurse home visitor. Through the visits, you will learn how you can best care for your child. Our goal is to help you become confident and assured in your parenting skills, so you and your child can look forward to a better future.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, evidence-based program designed to help pregnant women become successful, self-reliant mothers. Our home visitor nurses start working with first-time mothers while they are pregnant to prepare them for the challenges and the joys of motherhood. We help you develop new skills and feel confident in taking care of your child’s physical and emotional needs.

Benefits of Nurse-Family Partnership:

  • This is an evidence-based program proven to work.
  • We provide you with a variety of free educational resources.
  • We build on the parenting skills you already have to help you become self-reliant.

Eligibility Requirements for the Nurse-Family Partnership:

  • Prenatal first-time mothers less than 28 weeks pregnant.
  • Not enrolled in any other home visiting program.
  • Income-based requirements based on household size.

Arizona Health Start

Personalized Care for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

If you are pregnant or a mother facing challenges, it’s important to know that someone can help you. Arizona Health Start is here to help. Our home visitors can connect you with a variety of community organizations that provide health care, education, parenting resources, and application assistance for other programs. We will get to know you and your family, so we can help you get the resources you need. We understand your culture, because we live in your community. We also understand what you’re going through, because we’ve helped families just like yours.

If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 2 and are interested in having additional support in accessing health care, education, or assistance programs, Arizona Health Start can help. The program is available throughout the state and is free for participants. Pregnant women and families with children enrolled in the program receive additional supports such as navigating access to prenatal care; family medical care; and assistance in applying for AHCCCS, WIC and other program that help you and your family thrive.

Benefits of Arizona Health Start:

  • You’ll gain access to appropriate prenatal care for pregnant women.
  • We provide access to appropriate family medical care.
  • We’ll give application assistance for AHCCCS, WIC and other programs.
  • Women will receive a health screening.
  • We provide developmental screenings for children ages birth to age two.

Eligibility Requirements of Arizona Health Start:

  • Must have primary residence located within the Contractor’s Program Site targeted service area.
  • Pregnant and/or postpartum women with children under the age of 2.
  • And one or more social risk factors.