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

Our Vision:
A future where all children are healthy, families are strong in mind, body & spirit & communities prosper for 7 generations to come.

Our Mission:
Nurse Family Partnership positively transforms the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers, and families in a culturally respectful way.

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
  • Enhance parenting skills
  • Build a strong network of support for me and my baby
  • Make my home a safe place for my baby to live and play
  • Assist you with finding community resources such as 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.

Upcoming Events

Childbirth Classes
Held Quarterly
FREE & Open to all pregnant moms. You must sign up in advance 828-359-6250

Community Baby Shower
Peaches Squirrell Recreation Center
April 17th
11:00 AM – 2:00 pm Drop-in
FREE & Open to all expecting families

How much does the program cost?

Nurse-Family Partnership is FREE to all eligible women.


1. Must be pregnant.

2. Must voluntarily enroll in program no later than 37 weeks pregnant.

3. Must be an enrolled EBCI Tribal Member, EBCI First Descendent, and/or Father of Baby is Enrolled EBCI Tribal Member

4. Must be eligible for services at Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority

***There is NO financial requirement to be eligible for NFP***

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

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)

Michelle Raby, RN
Nurse Home Visitor
828-788-5330 (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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