Parental Programs

Becoming a mother for the first time is an exciting experience, and also a challenging one. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with registered nurses in Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Benewah and Shoshone counties. Through regular visits, nurses provide support, education, guidance and encouragement to first-time moms during pregnancy and until the child turns 2 years of age.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) shares the vision that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. The PAT model is designed to support any community and any family during the crucial early years of a child’s life. PAT is a free, voluntary, evidence-based program that promotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.

Improve the health of North Idaho women, infants, and children by providing the most advanced nutrition information, resources and breastfeeding support within a safe, compassionate and respectful environment that will lead to a lifetime of healthy choices.