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Healthy Start Kitsap got it's start from the Silverdale Rotary. A group within the Rotary met after seeing a local newspaper story of child abuse. The goal of Healthy Start Kitsap is to "prevent child abuse and neglect in Kitsap County. To find and cultivate programs toward this goal." The program that they are currently developing is Nurse Family Partnership. This is a nationally known program, 35 years old, in more than 400 locations in the US which operates a nurse home-visitation program by public health nurse. Through an extensive weekly home visitation program, they teach and work through education modules which help these new families in many ways. It is an empowerment program; not a giveaway. Results have been extensively studied and can be reviewed in depth at NurseFamilyPartnership.org A small sampling of the proven results includes a 48% decrease in child abuse and neglect, a 56% decrease in Emergency Room visits for accidents and poisonings...and much more. Check out NurseFamilyPartnership.org!

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