Summit County is the fiscal agent and program coordinator for the seven county Intermountain Nurse-Family Partnership. The counties covered by this service are Summit, Lake, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Park, Chaffee and Grand. All Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) programs are committed to producing lasting improvements in the health and well-being of low-income, first-time parents and their children.
The program achieves three important goals:
Children’s health and development are improved by helping parents provide responsible and competent care for their children.
Families’ economic self-sufficiency is improved by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education, and find a job.
Pregnancy outcomes are improved by helping women practice sound health-related behaviors, including: obtaining good prenatal care, improving their diet, and reducing use of tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse.
Are highly educated registered nurses
Follow NFP Visit Guidelines that focus on the mother’s personal health, the quality of care giving, and life course development
Begin making visits during pregnancy and continue through the first two years of the child’s life
Involve the mothers' support system, including family members, fathers, and friends. They help families use other health and human services they may need