In 2004, the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health (PRC) began responding to inquiries from researchers and/or government health agencies abroad that were interested in possibly developing the Nurse-Family Partnership program in their country. Since 2004, the PRC has entered into seven contractual agreements to consult on the development, adaptation, and testing of the NFP programs in other societies.
Dr. Olds and his staff at the PRC have developed a model for adapting and testing the Nurse-Family Partnership program in international contexts that is grounded in the same rigorous research standards that serve as a foundation for the U.S. program. In general, an international implementation effort has four phases:
Current international collaborators include Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, and the United States. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is currently underway British Columbia (Canada). Results of the RCTs conducted in England & the Netherlands have been published: