Partners

This study was made possible because public, private, philanthropic, and non-profit organizations worked together towards a common goal to serve families, innovate, and learn.

We thank the 5,655 women and their families who agreed to be a part of the South Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership Study and shared their experiences with us. Their participation is what made this study possible. We are grateful for their willingness to contribute to scientific research and evidence that can shape health care and home visiting policy.

We thank the 117 nurses who provided home visiting services and implemented the study enrollment and random assignment. Their dedication to serving their communities and implementing  study protocols made this study a success.

We would also like to thank the following partners:

  • The Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office and Nine Network Partners innovated to scale up the delivery of the Nurse-Family Partnership’s services to many more moms and their families.
    • Carolina Health Centers NFP
    • Family Solutions of the Lowcountry NFP
    • McLeod Health Nurse-Family Partnership
    • Prisma Health NFP
    • Spartanburg Regional Hospital NFP
    • Department of Health and Environmental Control Low Country NFP
    • Department of Health and Environmental Control Midlands NFP
    • Department of Health and Environmental Control Pee Dee NFP
    • Department of Health and Environmental Control Upstate NFP
  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services facilitated the scale up of NFP’s services by calling for the Pay for Success project, releasing Medicaid funding via a 1915(b) waiver, and requiring a randomized controlled trial to measure outcomes.
  • The South Carolina Revenue of Fiscal Affairs Office provided access to administrative data and the University of South Carolina’s Rural and Minority Health Research Center provided information about the home visiting landscape.
  • Children’s Trust of South Carolina housed the contract and funding mechanisms for the Pay for Success contract. In addition, Children’s Trust leveraged additional funding to support the PFS project through the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting federal grants.
  • The Government Performance Lab at Harvard Kennedy School provided early and ongoing technical assistance on the Pay for Success approach to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Social Finance served as an intermediary and technical assistance provider for the Pay for Success project and the scale up of the Nurse-Family Partnership’s services.
  • The Institute for Child Success provided the initial feasibility study that led to how the study outcomes were chosen for the PFS study.
  • The following philanthropic supporters provided the upfront investment to scale the Nurse-Family Partnership’s services and evaluate the impact as part of the PFS study:
    • Arnold Ventures
    • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
    • Blue Meridian Partners
    • The Boeing Company
    • Children’s Trust of South Carolina
    • Consortium of Private Funders
    • The Duke Endowment
    • Greenville County, SC First Steps
  • The following philanthropic supporters are funding the academic evaluation to evaluate the Nurse-Family Partnership’s impact across a broad range of outcomes:
    • Arnold Ventures
    • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation
    • The Duke Endowment
    • Health Care Delivery Initiative, J-PAL North America

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