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Division of Children's Health

Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP) was implemented in South Carolina in 2009. It is an evidence-based home visitation program for first-time, low-income mothers. A nurse home visitor works with clients during pregnancy and through the child’s second birthday. The program goals of NFP are to improve pregnancy outcomes, to improve the child’s growth and development, and to improve the mother’s economic self-sufficiency. 

In South Carolina, NFP serves mothers and babies in the following counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Lexington, McCormick, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union, and Williamsburg counties. NFP is sponsored by SC First Steps and it is implemented through SCDHEC, Greenville Hospital System, Carolina Health Centers, and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

At the state level, clinical consultation and support is provided by the NFP State Nurse Consultant, Sara Beth King, RN, MPH housed at DHEC. She collaborates with NFP Nurse Supervisors, Nurse Home Visitors, and implementing agencies to support clinical excellence in nursing practice and assure fidelity to the NFP model.

To learn more about NFP in South Carolina or to make a referral, please visit this website:
http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/locations/South-Carolina.
Here, you may access the local websites for NFP in your area.

For more information on Nurse-Family Partnership, please check: www.nursefamilypartnership.org.

 For further information, please call Sara Beth King at (803) 898-0767 or e-mail her at kingsb@dhec.sc.gov.