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  • Phone: 970-328-8840 

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586 
    Office closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Fax: 970-328-8829
    (all locations)


County receives funds to benefit pregnant women, families

Contact: Becky McCaulley, Clinical Nurse Supervisor, 970-328-2610 or rebecca.mccaulley@eaglecounty.us

June 4, 2010 - Eagle County Early Childhood Services has received $320,348 to continue funding the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, which helps low-income pregnant women and their children in Eagle County. The grant was awarded from Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and is administered by Invest in Kids. Funding for NFP in Colorado comes from the Tobacco Settlement Fund.

Since the program’s inception in 2008, over 50 first-time, low-income pregnant women have enrolled and are receiving home visitations completed by professional nurses. These visits began early in a woman’s pregnancy and continue through the first two years of her child’s life. The NFP program works to help families achieve three major goals. Pregnancy outcomes are improved by helping women practice sound health-related behaviors, including obtaining prenatal care, eating a healthy diet and reducing the use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances. Children’s health and development are improved by helping parents provide responsible and competent care for their children through NFP teachings. Personal goal setting, planning for future pregnancies and helping parents continue their education and find jobs are included to promote parents’ economic self-sufficiency through this program.

Consistent outcomes across multiple trials of the program across the country show those families who participate in the Nurse Family Partnership program have improved prenatal health, fewer childhood injuries, fewer subsequent pregnancies, increased intervals between pregnancies, increased maternal employment and improved school readiness.