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Taking It to the Streets: Nurse Family Partnership Fosters Parenting Skills in At-Risk Communities

Rebecca Gustaf

With key support from the NM Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD), UNM’s Center for Development and Disabilities (CDD) is participating in a home-visiting health program that connects licensed nurses and new mothers to share knowledge and support for at-risk young families.

“The critical component here is our nurses,” says Nurse Family Partnership's Principle Investigator Marcia Moriarta.  “They’re highly qualified, incredibly empathetic, enormously patient and truly caring. Our CDD nursing professionals make great home visitors and have been the strength of this nationally recognized, evidenced-based program.”