Welcome to the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program.
The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is a part of the Australian Government’s commitment to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The ANFPP supports women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child to improve their own health and the health of their baby. The ANFPP will also help with the baby’s development in their early years.
Under the ANFPP, trained nurses visit families in their own homes to help them grow a stronger family.
The ANFPP delivers assistance for mothers and fathers to help them become the best parents they can be.
The ANFPP is being set up by health services across Australia. The ANFPP is currently at three sites. These are:
- Wuchopperen Health Service – Cairns
- Central Australian Aboriginal Congress – Alice Springs
- Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service – Wellington
On this website, you will find all the information you need about the ANFPP, the services available, and how you can be involved in the program.
The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program model is based on the Nurse-Family Partnership model developed by Professor David Olds in the USA over the last 30 years. Click on the icon to find out more about Professor David Olds and the Nurse-Family Partnership model.