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

First Born Program Services

The First Born® Program (FBP) is a unique home visiting program designed to meet the needs of New Mexican families. All services are free and offered to all women pregnant for the first time and first-time families within the program service areas. Services may begin at any time during pregnancy or at the birth of the baby and may continue until the child is three years of age (36 months), or until the family no longer requests program services.

FBP recognizes that while there are many home visiting components that may be offered, the most effective delivery of information occurs when services are matched to the individual family's needs through the planning process. FBP services are carefully chosen and occur within the context of a trusting relationship where learning and behavioral change can occur. Services are provided primarily in the family home, however, if requested by the family, services may occur in other suitable settings such as the pediatric office, First Born offices, or a park.

 Home visits are designed to increase knowledge, skills, and insights into the parenting process while guiding families through the child’s first three years. In addition, a nurse postpartum home visit is offered to all first-time families who deliver or adopt babies.

Families learn about:
• Physical and emotional changes during pregnancy
• Expectations of childbirth
• Breastfeeding
• Encouraging infant growth and development
• Nurturing positive relationships
• Creating safe and stimulating environments
• Selecting toys and books that teach
• Discovering community resources
• Working toward solutions for family challenges
• Opportunities for continuing education and on-going learning

FBP is a home visiting program to improve the health and wellness status of first-time families.

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

Program Founder
email Vicki Johnson

FBP Grant County
Gila Regional Medical Center
email Adriana Bowen,
    Program Manager

FBP Hidalgo County
575-542-8384 #2341 or
email Melody Richins,
    Program Manager
FBP Rio Arriba County
Presbyterian Espanola Hospital
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.
email Marisol Atkins,
    Program Director

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

FBP Northern New Mexico
email Louise Hoogerhuis,
    Program Manager

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


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

FBP Los Alamos
emailMolly McBranch,
   Program Manager
FBP Dona Ana County
emailDaniel Ramirez,
   Program Manager
First Born Conference

First Born Program Summary

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