Nurse-Family Partnership

The Foundation's program, Nurse-Family Partnership, was designed to replicate a model nurse home-visiting program targeted on first-time mothers living in poverty.This grant supports the first phase (three years) of the Nurse-Family Partnership program. With Foundation support, spanning nearly 20 years, this model intervention is the product of three consecutive randomized experimental trials. The trials involved: (1) predominantly Anglo adolescents and their first born children in rural New York (Elmira); (2) an equivalent group of African-American mothers in Memphis; and (3) a third group in Denver, half of whom were Mexican-Americans. In all three settings this nurse home-visiting intervention yielded positive health and developmental outcomes to the mothers and to their children. The outcomes were comparable across the participating racial and ethnic groups, were sustained over time, and influenced the subsequent life course experience of both the mothers and children in positive ways. In sum, the experimental trials have produced a model program validated by rigorous scientific evidence of its capacity to work as intended.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $10,000,000.00

Awarded on: 8/26/1999

Time frame: 9/1/1999 - 1/31/2004

Grant Number: 35369


Children's Hospital Association

1056 East 19th Avenue
Denver, 80218-1088


Patricia A. Moritz
Project Director


David L. Olds
Project Director