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Nurse-Family Partnerships reduces preventable deaths among mothers, children
Merced Sun-Star

Preventable deaths among low-income mothers and their first-born children living in disadvantaged neighborhoods can be significantly reduced by the implementation of Nurse-Family Partnership, a nurse home visiting program, according to a study.

The national program, which currently serves 21 counties in California, including Merced, pairs qualifying women with a registered nurse for home visitations throughout the mother’s pregnancy and until the child’s second birthday.