Building Blocks Helps New Moms and Babies

Building Blocks/Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother NFP serves is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday. Building Blocks/NFP Nurse Home Visitors work with clients to achieve three important goals:

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  • Improve pregnancy outcomes
  • Improve child health
  • Improve child development

Positive Program Outcomes

  • 4.7% decrease in premature birth form 2013-2014
  • Breastfeeding initiated by our program is 82%, exceeding average WIC rate of 66.4%
  • Significant reductions reported in violence during pregnancy (63% decrease from admission to birth)


  • Free personal nurse
  • Client-centered program
  • Nurse home visitors involve mother’s support system

Do You Qualify?

This program is specifically designed for:
  • Low income, first-time mothers
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant
  • Resident of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry, Scott, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard or Pemiscot counties
  • There is no cost to qualified clients and no referral is needed