The Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is a national program designed to support women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby.
A nurse and Aboriginal community worker will visit mums every two weeks from early in the pregnancy until the baby turns two, helping to empower mums.
If you join ANFPP your nurse and Aboriginal community worker can help support you to:
- Stay healthy during pregnancy
- Give your baby the best start in life
- Build your strength as a mother
- Make your home a safe place for you and your family to live and thrive
- Set goals for you and your family and work out ways to reach them
- Find ways to develop job skills or continue your education
- Help you access other good services
- Meet other mums and join in on group activities
The ANFPP is in addition to and does not replace, maternal and child health services provided by local health services.
This program is run by Congress in partnership with ANFPP. For more information, visit www.anfpp.com.au
To be eligible for ANFPP, you must be
- Having an Aboriginal baby
- Less than 28 weeks pregnant
- Living in Mparntwe, Ltyentye Apurte or Ntaria. We also visit outstations within 100km of Alice Springs.
Call 08 7928 8002, visit ANFPP at the Jock Nelson Centre at 16 Hartley Street or ask the Clinic to make a referral for you.