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Anna Marie Garcia, LANL Foundation First Born Program Officer
(505) 753-8890 ext. 126
cell: (505) 929-1676
AnnaMG@lanlfoundation.org

 
Program Outcomes

The First Born® Program has many proven results and benefits for first-time families. Positive program outcomes include an increase in the number of pregnant woman who receive consistent prenatal care and participate in childbirth classes. Higher immunization rates and well baby checks with a medical provider have been reported. Children who achieve optimal social, emotional, and cognitive development in a safe and nurturing environment demonstrate increased learning readiness. Parents experience pleasure in parenting and have positive interactions with their child. Continuing education and on-going learning are supported, fewer unintended subsequent pregnancies occur, and families are encouraged to find solutions to personal challenges. Families also discover the many valuable resources available to them in their community.

In general, the following are the outcomes communities that offer First Born can expect:

An increase in the number of resilient pregnant woman who
• do not use drugs during their pregnancy;
• receive consistent prenatal care and participate in
   childbirth classes; and
• are integrated into our community's system of care

An increase in the number of resilient children who
• are immunized, receiving well baby checks with a
   medical provider;
• are achieving optimal social, emotional, and cognitive
   development or are referred for evaluation;
• live in a safe, nurturing environment that enhances
   learning readiness;
• and are bonded with and have positive relationships with
   their parents and caregivers.

An increase in the number of resilient parents who
• are creating safe and nurturing environments;
• are increasing their knowledge, skills, and insights into
   the parenting process;
• are bonded with and have positive interactions with
   their child;
• are experiencing pleasure in parenting;
• are continuing their education and on-going learning;
• do not have unintended pregnancies;
• are finding solutions to their personal challenges; and
• are integrated into our community's system of care

A resilient community that
• is active in the community health improvement process;
• participates in collaborative efforts; and
• forms broad-based community coalitions and alliances that
   support collaboration

Investment in early childhood learning clearly yields extraordinary returns, both public and private. The LANL Foundation believes it is the best long-term investment we can make in the future of Northern New Mexico.

From one program to 10, now serving 15 counties in New Mexico
The First Born program started in one community, Grant County in southern New Mexico. Created by Vicki Johnson, LANLF has worked with Vicki over the last eight years to help scale and replicate the program and to assist different sites obtain state and private funding to continue to grow and thrive.  Currently, the program exists in 15 counties and there are plans to spread it to other counties in the State. 

Each year, the number of families impacted grows. In 2013, First Born Program Home Visitors completed 15,434 face-to-face home visits, visiting 1,065 families, 31% of which are teen parents and 42% of which were enrolled during the prenatal period. In 2014, First Born Program Home Visitors completed 21,545 face-to-face home visits, visiting 1,360 families, 27% of which are teen parents and 55% of which were enrolled during the prenatal period. 

 

Home visits are designed to increase knowledge, skills, and insights into the parenting process

emailFirst Born 2014 Report
emailRAND Report: Benefits
   of Early Child Intervention

Program Founder
575-538-8504
email Vicki Johnson

FBP Grant County
Gila Regional Medical Center
575-388-9708
email Adriana Bowen,
    Program Manager

FBP Hidalgo County
575-542-8384 #2341 or
575-644-0402
email Melody Richins,
    Program Manager
FBP Rio Arriba County
Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
505-747-2050
or 505-753-1516
email Pam Archer/Cheryl Marita,
    Program Managers
FBP Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Children's Project
United Way, Santa Fe Co.
505-819-0139
email Marisol Atkins,
    Program Director

emailJeanne DuRivage,
    Program Manager
FBP Socorro County
Presbyterian Socorro
General Hospital
575-835-8709
email Beth Beers,
    Program Manager
FBP Bernalillo &
Valencia Counties
St. Joseph Community Health Home Visiting Program
505-924-8150 or
505-924-8000
email Dianne Wagemann,
    Program Manager

FBP Northern New Mexico
505-454-1343
email Louise Hoogerhuis,
    Program Manager

FBP Northwest New Mexico
emailSheeresa S. Begay,
   Program Manager,
   San Juan County

   505-325-9187

emailHenrietta Sandoval-Soland,
   Program Manager,
   McKinley County
   505-863-8850
   505-782-2325 (Zuni)

FBP Los Alamos
505-661-4810
emailMolly McBranch,
   Program Manager
FBP Dona Ana County
575-649-3756
emailDaniel Ramirez,
   Program Manager
First Born Conference

First Born Program Summary

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