Title: Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) serves pregnant mothers who are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and must be eligible for services through the Indian Health Service (Cherokee Indian Hospital).


Better Worlds Start With Great Families, And Great Families Start With NFP


Mother-on-floor

NFP is a community health program that helps pregnant mothers and their babies. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse visits that continue through her child’s second birthday.

Nurse Family Partnership staff

WHAT WILL MY NURSE HELP ME DO?

Your nurse will help you:

• Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby

• Become a better parent

• Build a strong network of support for me and my baby

• Make my home a safe place for my baby to live and play.

• Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training, and other support services available in my community

• Find ways to continue my education and develop job skills

• Set goals for my family's future and find ways to help me reach them.

 

CAN MY BABY'S FATHER PARTICIPATE TOO?
Nurse-Family Partnership encourages fathers, family members, and even friends to be involved in visits and learn how they can support you.

  nurse with pregnant couple


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT GUIDELINES:

1. Must be pregnant.

2. Must voluntarily enroll in program no later than 28 weeks pregnant.

3. To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. NOTE: A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps), and/or Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services automatically meet the income eligibility guidelines for NFP. Please click the link below for more information on income guidelines: 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Our program is free of charge. All we are requesting is participation from you and your unborn child.

If interested, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We would love to be of service to you.

Watch this short video: Jennifer's Story. At 18, Jennifer found herself pregnant and scared; but with help from Veronica and Nurse Family Partnership, she is working on her degree and raising a healthy and happy boy. Jennifer's story is a testament to the power and impact of Nurse Family Partnership.

USEFUL LINKS
National Nurse-Family Partnership Website

EBCI NFP Brochure (pdf)

NFP Referral Forms

 

     
Nurse-Family-Partnership building

NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
73 Kaiser Wilnoty Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Sheena Kanott Lambert, MPH
Program Director
828-359-6782
828-736-4718 (cell)
email

Tricia Carver, BSN, RN
Nurse Supervisor
828-359-6250
828-788-4401 (cell)
email

Mary Elaine Lakey, RN
Nurse Home Visitor
828-359-6214
828-788-4381 (cell)
email

Amy Collins, RN
Nurse Home Visitor
828-359-6215
828-788-4316 (cell)
email

Meredith "Ann" Mehaffey, RN
Nurse Home Visitor
828-359-6254
828-788-1411 (cell)
email

Candy Martin
Office Adminstrator / Data Clerk
828-359-6865
email

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:45 am - 6:30 pm

(note: Hours can vary due to program activities, etc.)

Emergencies
828-736-4718

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