The Story of David Olds and the Nurse Home Visiting Program

A Program Results Special Report

Motherhood can be daunting for low-income, first-time mothers. In 1977, David Olds, Ph.D., began developing a nurse home-visitation model designed to help these young women take better care of themselves and their babies. Nearly 30 years later, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others, the “Olds Model” has blossomed into the Nurse-Family Partnership, as this Program Results Special Report illustrates.

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