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Tag: Child Protective Services


HEALTH: Retain funding for nurse-family program

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and Board of Health are faced with a loss of revenue from federal Title XIX administrative match funds, a loss that affects services to vulnerable families in our community.

One of the programs affected is the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP). This program has the potential to transform generations of children and families by improving birth outcomes for first-time mothers and their children. The program also has long-term effects, including reduced crime and substance abuse.

A 2013 study, “Societal Return on Investment in NFP Services,” demonstrated that for youth served by the NFP, there was a 53

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