Abt JTA Awarded the contract to provide the Support Service for the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program

Abt JTA, after successfully implementing the Support Service for the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) since 2009, has been awarded a new contract to support the expanded ANFPP 2015-2018. Over the next three years, ANFPP will be expanded from 3 to 13 sites across Australia.

The ANFPP is a program of sustained nurse home visiting to vulnerable mothers having an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby. The Program is based on the Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP), a heavily evidenced based program developed by Professor David Olds, University of Colorado, and now implemented in USA, Canada, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and The Netherlands and, soon to be implemented in Norway.

Partners in implementation will be AusVoc Educational Publishing who will work with ANFPP SS to revise and develop materials and resources for education and training and CRANAPlus who will provide support for nurses in isolated practice and work with the Support Service to provide and recognise educational qualifications for Family Partnership Workers and Aboriginal Health Workers participating in the ANFPP.

Read about more about the project here