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Public Health Nurse Laura Owens, right, talks with attendees during the Nurse-Family Partnership event held at the Pitt CountyAgricultural Center on April 18, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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Public Health Nurse Laura Owens, right, talks with attendees during the Nurse-Family Partnership event held at the Pitt CountyAgricultural Center on April 18, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

Program promotes healthy babies

By Michael Abramowitz

The Daily Reflector

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Nurses partnering with vulnerable first-time mothers to guide them from the early weeks of pregnancy until their children are two years old are making a big difference for families in Pitt County, a former state legislator said on Thursday.

The Greater Pitt County Nurse-Family Partnership held a celebration at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension auditorium to celebrate the program’s four years of service, share success stories and create a plan for strengthening community support.


Keynote speaker former N.C. House Rep. Edith Warren said her years of service gave her the ability to recognize worthwhile public programs that warrant strong support.

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