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The South Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership Pay for Success initiative is focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes for low-income families by bringing home-visiting services to first-time mothers. A three-month pilot preceded the formal launch of the project in April 2016. This brief provides background on the purpose of including a pilot for this project, the “lessons learned” from the pilot, and why incorporating a pilot can improve the launch and operations of complex Pay for Success projects.
Pilot periods ease the transition into a complex project by affording stakeholders time to pilot, test, and refine key operational, project management, and evaluation functions prior to launch, while also providing space for the partners to build strong working relationships.
South Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership Social Impact Bond: Interim Project Assessment
The South Carolina Nurse-Family Partnership Social Impact Bond mobilized $29 million to expand NFP services to more than 3,000 first-time mothers with low incomes statewide.
‘Government Only Pays for the Positive Outcomes.’ A Strikingly New Approach to Social Problems
This Washington Post article describes PFS and how the model is being used in Connecticut, South Carolina, and Colorado to improve social outcomes.
A Story of Impact: Nurse-Family Partnership Supports Mom Terri and Daughter Aubrielle
Terri met Karen when she enrolled in the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) at McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina. NFP, the state of South Carolina, and Social Finance launched the Pay for Success program in February…