Governor’s Weekly Message: Creating Healthier Communities Through Nurse-Family Partnership

As a guest host for the Governor’s weekly message, filmed at Children & Families First, Division of Public HealthDirector Dr. Karyl Rattay discusses expansion of the Nurse-Family Partnership in Delaware and its positive impact on the children and families who participate in the program.

“The initiative is based on over 37 years of research that has found amazing results: a decrease in pre-term deliveries for women who smoke and nearly a 50% reduction in child abuse and neglect cases,” said Dr. Rattay. “The women are more likely to eat healthy, stop smoking, enroll in school, find work, and achieve better health outcomes for their children.

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