212158 A Nurse-Family Partnership program in Texas

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:50 AM

Christina Esperat, PhD , Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
This presentation describes the planning, and implementation phases of one of the ten newly funded Texas Nurse-Family Partnership programs. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the program is completing the nurse recruitment and hiring phases. Existing staff are providing services in a wide geographic area including rural and city dwellers. The logistics of obtaining appropriate referrals, garnering community support, and engaging diverse ethnic and racial groups is presented. Short term outcomes are described. Discussion about second and third year funding support concludes the presentation.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to compare and contrast implementation changes when serving diverse population groups in both rural and urban settings.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was responsible for the planning, development, writing and submission of the state grant that established the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing's Nurse-Family Partnership program in Lubbock, Texas. I provide administrative oversight over the program's implementation, and am an integral part of the team that continues to implement the program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.