The PRC is currently conducting follow-up studies of participants in three randomized controlled trials of a program of prenatal and infancy home visitation by nurses known as the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP).
We also are beginning a series of new trials that will test augmentations of the NFP as it is being replicated in hundreds of communities across the nation.
A growing focus of the PRC involves international work. In 2004, the PRC began responding to inquiries from researchers and/or government health agencies abroad that were interested in possibly developing the Nurse-Family Partnership program in their country. This work involves helping international partners adapt and test the NFP in other societies.
Finally, we have begun a new program of research focused on adapting the NFP program content and methods for group-based prenatal and well-child care. This work is being carried out in its first phases in collaboration with investigators and staff who conduct the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program.