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Bright shared research showing that for every 100,000 families NFP serves:

• 14,000 fewer children will be hospitalized for injuries in their first two years of life

• 300 fewer infants will die in their first year of life

• 11,000 fewer children will develop language delays by age two

• 23,000 fewer children will suffer child abuse and neglect in their first 15 years of life

• 22,000 fewer children will be arrested and enter the criminal justice system through their first 15 years of life

Landmark U.S. Senate Hearings

Features Nurse-Family Partnership

Landmark U.S. Senate Hearings

Features Nurse-Family Partnership

How Evidence Improves Outcomes

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The U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing for the first time to explore how evidence-based programs like Nurse-Family Partnership change outcomes.

Tesha Bright, a nurse serving the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program in Essex and Morris Counties in New Jersey testified in Congress in May about how her team changes lives for the highest-risk clients.

“National replication of our program is dramatically improving lives of vulnerable families and yielding significant returns to society by fostering more stable and productive families," Bright said.

But so far, only about three percent of approximately 800,000 young women who would qualify for NFP across the U.S. are getting help.

Bright shared research showing that for every 100,000 families NFP serves:

• 14,000 fewer children will be hospitalized for injuries in their first two years of life

• 300 fewer infants will die in their first year of life

• 11,000 fewer children will develop language delays by age two

• 23,000 fewer children will suffer child abuse and neglect in their first 15 years of life

• 22,000 fewer children will be arrested and enter the criminal justice system through their first 15 years of life