Nurse-Family Partnership

Great Families Start With NFP

The Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP)

serves pregnant mothers who are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and must be eligible for services through the Indian Health Service (Cherokee Indian Hospital). Better Worlds Start With Great Families, And Great Families Start With NFP

NFP is a community health program

that helps pregnant mothers and their babies. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse visits that continue through her child’s second birthday.

Your nurse will help you:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
  • Become a better parent
  • Build a strong network of support for me and my baby
  • Make my home a safe place for my baby to live and play
  • Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training, and other support services available in my community
  • Find ways to continue my education and develop job skills
  • Set goals for my family’s future and find ways to help me reach them.

Can My Baby’s Father Participate Too?

Nurse-Family Partnership encourages fathers, family members, and even friends to be involved in visits and learn how they can support you.

Our program is free of charge. All we are requesting is participation from you and your unborn child. If interested, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We would love to be of service to you.


1. Must be pregnant.

2. Must voluntarily enroll in program no later than 28 weeks pregnant.

3. To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants’ gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. NOTE: A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps), and/or Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services automatically meet the income eligibility guidelines for NFP. Please click the link below for more information on income guidelines: 2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Watch this short video: Jennifer’s Story. At 18, Jennifer found herself pregnant and scared; but with help from Veronica and Nurse Family Partnership, she is working on her degree and raising a healthy and happy boy. Jennifer’s story is a testament to the power and impact of Nurse Family Partnership.


Nurse Family Partnership

73 Kaiser Wilnoty Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Robin Callahan, RD, LDN, MHS
Program Director

Tricia Carver, BSN, RN
Nurse Supervisor
828-788-4401 (cell)

Amy Collins, RN
Nurse Home Visitor
828-788-4316 (cell)

Meredith “Ann” Mehaffey, RN
Nurse Home Visitor
828-788-1411 (cell)

Candy Martin
Office Adminstrator / Data Clerk

Monday – Thursday
7:45 am – 6:30 pm
(note: Hours can vary due to program activities, etc.)

828-788-4401 or 828-342-3010


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