Nurse Family Partnership program helps new moms - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/13/10

Nurse Family Partnership program helps new moms across the South Plains

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – It's a program that's equipped to serve 200 families and with 100 new moms benefiting right now, there's room to grow. The Nurse Family Partnership provides a free nurse to first time low income mothers since babies don't come with directions, but a nurse partner changes everything.

"Oh gosh, it's probably the best thing that ever happened to me," said Tiffany Brewer, a new mom in the program. "I mean I was younger and it's so much information."

"We've been able to extend our services and provide nurse home visitation to eight counties that touch Lubbock and so 100 new Moms are out there working really hard to learn their roles and to gain confidence in their parenting skills and the nurses have become very attached to the moms," said Lisa Dillard, R.N., with the TTUHSC School of Nursing.

If you'd like to know more about the Nurse Family Partnership, a project of the Texas Tech School of Nursing contact the Larry Combest Wellness Center at (806) 743-9355

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