OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.
Any Baby Can
Each year in Central Texas, one in three women receive no or late prenatal care, leading to health problems for both mother and child. Any Baby Can’s Nurse-Family Partnership® enrolls first-time moms before the 28th week of gestation and serves them through their child’s second birthday. This long-term, free health service provides information, support and counseling, while enhancing prenatal care, focusing on the child’s development and mother’s growth.
This grant will allow Any Baby Can’s Nurse-Family Partnership® to serve more families through this evidence-based program with proven results.
Any Baby Can exceeded its goal for the grant period and served 530 women and children, mostly in Travis and Williamson counties. Deliverables included:
176 service hours per Nurse Home Visitor
The project exceeded national NFP goals with these results (99% of mothers received prenatal care, 98% initiated breastfeeding, and 94% of infants maintained current immunization status)
Only birthweight fell below national Nurse-Family Partnership standards, with 11% (vs 10% goal) low birth babies.
Longitudinal studies of the NFP program show significant long term impacts in the lives of children and families:
48% reduction in child abuse and neglect
56% reduction of emergency room visits for accidents and poisonings
72% fewer convictions of mothers
59% percent reduction in arrests among children whose mothers were enrolled in NFP
67% percent reduction in behavioral and intellectual problems among children