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County Health Department Fill-In-The-Blank News Release Children First 10th Anniversary and Award
Oklahoma’s Children First Program Honored
An award honoring the State of Oklahoma was presented at a recent reception to celebrate 10 years of Oklahoma’s Children First Nurse-Family Partnership. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins accepted the award, which was given by the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) National Service Office in Denver, Colo. The award marked the 10th anniversary of the first statewide implementation of the Nurse-Family Partnership model in the United States.
The Children First Nurse-Family Partnership enrolls women who are less than 29 weeks pregnant with their first baby and the family’s income must be less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level. The program provides home visits to the family until the child’s second birthday. Nurses provide health and developmental assessments, education and referrals, and support to families needing help to cope with the demands of caregiving, working or continuing their education.
For more information about the Children First Nurse-Family Partnership, call the _____ County Health Department at (phone number) to see if you qualify to enroll, or visit this Web site: http://www.ok.gov/health/Child_and_Family_Health/Family_Support_and_Prevention_Service/Children_First_Program/index.html
(Photo cut line from left to right: Secretary of Health and State Health Commissioner Dr. Mike Crutcher, Lt. Governor Jari Askins, Founder of the National Nurse-Family Partnership Dr. David Olds.)
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