The Indiana Department of Health will award $10 million to four communities to expand a pregnancy support program.
The Nurse-Family Partnership program supports specialty trained nurses to visit young, first time pregnant people during pregnancy and through the child’s second birthday. The goal of the program is to address health and socioeconomic factors that can impact maternal and infant health outcomes.
The funds come from Senate Enrolled Act 2.
“Nurse-Family Partnership is an important partner in Indiana’s efforts to improve infant and maternal health, and we are grateful to our state legislators for investing in this work so that we can expand these vital services statewide,” said State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box in a news release.
The funding will be used to increase the number of families served in counties with existing programs and expand in new areas. The grant recipients include:
- Healthier Moms and Babies for expansion in the Northeast region, $1.1 million
- Goodwill Industries Michiana for expansion in the Northwest region, $2.9 million
- IU Health Bloomington, to expand current capacity, $210,064
- Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana for expansion in the Southeast/Southwest/Western regions, $5.1 million
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