VNSNY recently recognized its 90 most recent Nurse-Family Partnership graduates along with the nurses who worked with them for 2 1/2 years, according to a news release.
Since the NFP program began in 2006, it has served more than 3,500 women and children in the Bronx and Nassau County, according to the release.
This citywide initiative, overseen and funded by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, provides free, intensive at-home nursing visits to low-income, first-time pregnant women and their infants.
The NFP pairs a nurse with these mothers-to-be from the second trimester of pregnancy to the childs second birthday, at which time the mom becomes a program graduate.
In partnership with the New York City Department of Health, VNSNY began the NFP program eight years ago with a team of two nurses and a few families. This year, 31 nurses have served more than 1,000 women and children, according to the release.
An NYC DOHMH grant recently funded the program for another three years.
VNSNYs NFP has grown to become the largest in New York City, according to its website, serving more than 800 families in the Bronx and Nassau County.