In reaction to the conditions Dr. David Olds saw in Baltimore, Maryland daycare centers during his undergraduate education, he and his colleagues developed and piloted a home visitation program in Elmira, New York starting in 1977. After two more trials, the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) was launched in 1996, and today the program exists in 25 states around the country. Presented at a Family Impact Seminar hosted by the Center on Research for Children in the U.S., this event released a paper that provides an overview of the Nurse-Family Partnership, a comparison to other home visitation programs, and characteristics of effective home visitation programs.
Speakers on the panel at the event were:
- Dr. David Olds, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado-Denver
- Dr. Bill Gormley, Interim Dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
- Shay Bilchik, J.D., Director, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
- Nicholas Gwyn, Senior Staff Member, Income Security & Family Support Subcommittee, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives