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Welcome to the first quarterly update from the Nursing-Legal Partnership, an innovative program that brings together lawyers and public health nurses to improve the lives of mothers and children living in poverty. 

The Nursing-Legal Partnership is a unique collaboration between the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and HELP:MLP. Our interdisciplinary team works to ensure that pregnant women and new mothers have the opportunity to raise their children in safe, healthy homes, with uninterrupted health insurance coverage and other benefits. Click here to learn more about the people behind this project.

You are receiving this e-mail because you are a colleague, a friend, or because we think you may be interested in new ways to address the health and social needs of families. Going forward, we will share resources, client voices, preliminary evaluation results, and lessons learned along the way. We look forward to sharing this journey with you. 
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Katherine K. Kinsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP
Nurse Administrator & Principal Investigator

Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership &
Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program
Strong families are resilient in the face of challenges, now and in the future.

What is the Nursing-Legal Partnership?

In 2016 in Philadelphia, a team of lawyers began working hand-in-hand with nurses who educate and support new parents through the evidence-based Nurse-Family Partnership and Parents As Teachers home visiting programs. As nurses educate parents, lawyers offer concrete support to families in crisis.

Program Goals

  • Serve at least 300 mothers and children
  • Improve housing conditions for families living in unsafe and substandard homes
  • Ensure pregnant women and children have health insurance
  • Improve economic well-being of vulnerable families
  • Decrease toxic maternal stress
  • Evaluate program results
  • Build a movement for statewide and national replication
Click here to download a factsheet describing our goals and activities.
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All home visiting clients are screened for legal issues that harm health using the I-HELP framework. Many mothers have more than one legal need. In 2016, nurses have identified over 280 unmet legal needs and linked over 150 mothers to the legal team.

Nursing-Legal Partnership News

Nursing-Legal Partnership staff presented a poster at the 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Nursing-Legal Partnership staff and a program client presented a poster at the first conference of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs in Philadelphia, PA.

The Pennsylvania Children's Trust Fund awarded multi-year support for Nursing-Legal Partnership legal staff through 2019.

NNCC was honored to be among the inaugural grantees of the Vanguard Capital for Kids program. Funding will enable home visiting services for an additional 110 children in 2017.
Group photo from #MyCommunityMyVoice
The July 2016 #MyCommunityMyVoice event created a venue for parents to describe the changes they wish to see in our community. Family stories will be shared with city and state policymakers.
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