Coming Full Circle | Meet Amber

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Sara Pollard posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, mental health

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    In 2015, Amber Burleson, PMHNP-BC and her husband moved from Tennessee to Indianapolis where Amber began working as a bilingual NFP Nurse with Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) serving mothers whose first language is Spanish.  Amber enjoyed her work as a bilingual nurse home visitor and quickly realized at the base of everything were mental health needs.  

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    Community Partnership Makes a Difference for NFP Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 26, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Bailey Ortiz posted in Community Partners, Nurse-Family Partnership

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    The benefits of walking during pregnancy are unending. Access to an outdoor space and fresh air provides a great low impact cardio opportunity that can contribute to better sleep, relief from stress and physical discomfort while delivering an energy boost for expecting parents. For the majority of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) clients, however, walking outdoors in their own neighborhoods is not an option. The reasons for this are directly related to various neighborhood factors, including railroads, poorly draining areas, industry, close proximity to interstate highways and freeways and more. 

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    Goodwill's Nurse-Family Partnership Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP), a program that pairs first-time mothers with a registered nurse, celebrated its 10th anniversary in October. Goodwill’s NFP supports the Indiana Department of Health’s campaign to reduce infant death, provide prenatal care and teach parents about smoking cessation, breastfeeding and safe sleep. 

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Mobile Clinics Offered Across Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2021 2:15:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Retail, COVID-19

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    Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health to provide mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics at many of our sites, including all 15 Excel Center®  campuses and Indianapolis Metropolitan High School. Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® team volunteered to be onsite at each mobile clinic to help administer more vaccines than would normally be possible.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Amy Falkenstein, MSN, RN, CLS

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    Excel Center ‘Lights Fire’ to Mother’s Life

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Sarah Verhines graduated from The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, in January 2020 at 26 years old while working full time and expecting her first child. Even though she was top 15 in her original high school class, circumstances beyond her control prevented her from graduating.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Lynn Baldwin, RN, MSN, WHNP, Regional Director for Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Nurses Month

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    Leadership Spotlight | Jennifer Neff-Whitlow, CHW, Goodwill’s Community Health Advocate

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    NFP Mom to Twins Earns Degree During Pandemic

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Jodie Skinner posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource

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    Merle Davidson first heard about Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family PartnershipⓇ (NFP) from a friend who was enrolled in the program. At the time, Merle was pregnant with twin girls and was instructed that she’d need to be on bed rest at IU Methodist for the duration of her pregnancy. With Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership providing a free, personal nurse that she could turn to for guidance, support and encouragement, Merle decided to enroll in the program; knowing that Nurse-Family Partnership would be a powerful ally for her and enable her to give her girls the best possible start in life. 

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    Fighting to Reduce Black Morbidity and Mortality Rates of Birthing People in Indiana

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Mission Awareness

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    In 2020, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, sponsored two doula certification courses in an effort to combat and reduce the Black morbidity and mortality rates of birthing people in Indiana; beginning with the community in Marion County. 

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