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Melissa Ensminger, RN

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Melissa Ensminger is a Nurse Home Visitor for the Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP), administered by Family First Health in York, Pennsylvania. She works with first-time, low-income mothers and their children on an ongoing basis in their homes. Home visits allow the NFP to experience mothers and their children in their day-to-day lives and offer a greater understanding of their environment. This evidence-based community health program has proven results, including long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.

Melissa Ensminger has been a community health nurse for over 20 years, working as a registered nurse. Previously, she was nursing supervisor for a federally qualified health center, as well as staff nurse, and HIV educator. She has been with the NFP for over six years. Melissa Ensminger studied at the York Hospital School of Nursing and York College of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the York-Adams Immunization Coalition and the Maternal Child Network, and has served as a board member on the Policy Council for the Head Start Program.