(August 6, 2007) Begun in 1977, the Nurse-Family Partnership program is an effort to improve public health by reducing infant mortality, address preventable childhood health conditions, and to help new parents while focusing on early childhood development. Nurses visit first time parents at home after the birth of their child, in an effort to improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
Based in Denver, Colorado, the program now is in 22 states across the country. With funding from the Kellogg Foundation, the Nurse-Family Partnership program will develop 56 new sites to serve approximately 20,000 families by 2009.
Read the CBS Evening News coverage with Katie Couric to learn more about David Olds, and his passion to help young children and parents improve their health and their futures.