Why Healthcare Programming?
Getting dads involved right from the start is essential for happy, healthy children. Today, our Healthcare Programming is being implemented by hospitals, communitiy-based organizations, pregnancy centers, schools, and other organizations in all fifty states.
What facilitators are saying:
"Dads have been very enthusiastic about getting a resource that is 'just for them' to help them 'learn about babies' in general and more specifically about their baby."
Goldie La Porte, Child Development Center Manager
Banner Children's Hospital (Mesa, AZ)
"We especially like the balance of health, safety, and relationship topics that are covered."
Jan Thoemke, Executive DIrector
Homer Children's Services/Birth 2 Three (Homer, AK)
What dads (and moms!) are saying:
"It's great having the baby's dad involved in the educational process with me. I feel he is more interactive with the children since he has been part of the education.”
Tri-City Life Center (Lower Burrell, PA)
"It is good to know there is help for me, too... I am feeling supported and calmer about my girlfriend being pregnant and being a father.”
Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center (Burleson, TX)
"This is something I really need. I just found out that I am a father (at the age of 20) and did not know it until this week. This will help me a lot."
(Atlantic City, FL)
"My husband...said it best wehn he said, 'I thought common sense would be enough.' Thank you, NFI, for offering the tools to helps this new father add the most important letters to his post-graduate/business titles, D.A.D.!!!
Mother, Registered Nurse
Evaluation & Research
Independent research shows that Doctor Dad™, our core healthcare program, successfully improves fathers' health literacy - increasing skills, knowledge, and confidence.
View the research:
Doctor Dad™ Pre/Post Evaluation Data (July 17, 2006)
This report is a non-experimental, pre/post evaluation of the Doctor Dad™ workshop conducted by Baylor University’s Center of Family and Community Ministries and administered by The Central Texas Fatherhood Initiative (CTFI).
Doctor Dad™ Pilot Test (Spring, 2004)
This report is a summary of a formative-evaluation study on the Doctor Dad™ workshop conducted by the Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin. The formative evaluation was part of a pilot test to assess the effectiveness and impact of Doctor Dad™.