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Hubbard takes the helm of Northeast Tennessee Nurse-Family Partnership Program at ETSU

Contributed • Aug 24, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Julie Hubbard has been named the new director of the Northeast Tennessee Nurse-Family Partnership Program at East Tennessee State University.

The program is a free service that helps low-income, first-time mothers by providing in-home care by specialized registered nurses. It aims to provide clients with support to improve health outcomes for themselves and their babies.

As director, Hubbard is responsible for internal structure, collaboration with various entities and the development of policies, procedures and plans to allocate resources to meet the goals and objectives of the program.

“It is a true honor and privilege to be working at ETSU and directing the Nurse-Family Partnership Program,” Hubbard said. “My life’s mission, and my ministry, is to empower women who find themselves pregnant while also living in poverty.

“These are the women and children that our communities, and our nation, should be focused upon as they are not only part of our present, but part of all of our futures.”

Hubbard comes to ETSU with 17 years of nursing experience in an acute care, Level 1 trauma center and also served as the director of a women’s, infant’s and children’s services facility in rural Mississippi. Hubbard is certified in pediatric advanced life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, basic life support and neonatal resuscitation.

She earned her associate degree in nursing from Walters State Community College before earning a bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing administration, both from the University of Tennessee.

The program is conducted through a $3.3 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. The program is available for free and on a volunteer basis to low-income, pregnant, first-time moms in Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties. For more information, contact 423-900-3160 or netnnfp@etsu.edu.

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