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Prevention Research Center - Program Augmentations


Replication Research and New Preventive Intervention Research

The PRC continues to strengthen the NFP model in community practice through the following initiatives, identified and prioritized based on feedback from nurses in the field:

Current Research Agenda


Client Engagement & Retention

To enhance strategies for stronger client engagement, greater participation and dose of the intervention (i.e., graduation).

*Intimate Partner Violence

To develop stronger protocols and intervention strategies for women in persistent danger of victimization from interpersonal violence.

Parenting: Newborns & Infants

To develop tools to enhance assessments and interventions targeted at strengthening competent parenting.

Group-based Care

To develop a new model of group based care addressing the medical and psychosocial needs of pregnant women as well as their children and families.

Risk Classification

To develop a framework for nurses and supervisors to classify risk status and strengths of families served to help guide program delivery.

*Hormonal Contraception Study

To develop and study an intervention that increases the impact NFP has on conception rates during the first two years postpartum by having NFP nurses provide hormonal contraception to clients during home visits.

*Mental Health

To expand mental health screening and strengthen nurse intervention strategies for clients with depression and anxiety.


*Research conducted with collaborators.

If you are interested in learning more about our research activities, please contact Mariarosa Gasbarro at 303-724-3753 or