Media Advisory: Sacramento County Nurse Family Partnership Program Graduation at the Sacramento Zoo

Celebrating families

Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller
Director

5/14/2014 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento County’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program will hold a graduation and mother’s event at William Land Park Zoo on May 15, 2014. Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based, community health program that helps vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child.  Mothers served by NFP are partnered with a registered nurse early in their pregnancy and continue to receive nurse home visits through the child’s second birthday. Strong evidence indicates that NFP prevents child abuse and neglect and produces significant economic return on investment.

WHO:
Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Nurse-Family Partnership Program and mothers who will graduate during the event and mothers who are currently and formerly in the program.

WHAT:
Graduation Celebration and interactive demonstration with zoo animals.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Interactive demonstration with the animals
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Graduation ceremony
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Reporters may tour/videotape zoo with moms, kids and animals with the Public Information Officers.

WHERE:
William Land Park Zoo
Land Park Dr. and 16th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95822

VISUALS:
Many cute, small children with their mothers. Media will be able to film inside the zoo while accompanied by a PIO.

Please call Laura McCasland 916-420-0600 or Samantha Mott 916-542-5508 to RSVP if you plan to attend the event.
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