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Mentoring Caregivers. Changing Hospitals.
Improving the Futures for Newborns and Their Families.

NIDCAP, originated in 1984 by Heidelise Als, PhD, is the only comprehensive, family centered, evidence-based approach to developmental care for newborn and infant intensive care nurseries.

What All Newborn Infants and Their Families Deserve

Infants are considered individuals, persons, collaborators in care, supported and nurtured by their parents
Parents are considered infants’ key nurturers, advocates and caregivers as well as collaborators in care decisions
Healthcare Professionals are partners in care with infants, parents and family members

The NIDCAP Federation International, Inc. (NFI)

The NFI is a membership and educational certifying organization. Incorporated in Massachusetts, United States, the NFI holds the legal designation of a 501 (c) 3, as a charitable corporation.

About the NFI

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Heidelise Als Commemorative Issue
Developmental Observer

 

 

 

World Prematurity Day 2022
A parent’s embrace: a powerful therapy.

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NIDCAP TRAINING CENTERS WORLDWIDE

Supports for Nursery Change

Learn the process of NIDCAP Care integration: How to move your nursery from conventional care to consistently well-integrated NIDCAP Care

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Resources

Visit our resources page for more ways to improve care through videos, podcasts, readings, conferences and more

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Membership

We depend on the support of our members. Be a part of our community that is building a global society in which all hospitalized newborns and their families receive NIDCAP care

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NIDCAP for Families

Learn about NIDCAP in the Nursery, the ten pearls of NIDCAP wisdom and more.

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Explore guidebooks, family organizations, and other resources.

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Learn about Family Membership opportunities.

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Help Advance the Mission of the NFI

The generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations makes it possible:

  • For the Voice of the Newborn to be heard
  • To educate and certify professionals who work in newborn intensive care settings
  • To improve the lives of preterm and ill infants and their families around the world

Your support will help all hospitalized newborns and their families receive care in the NIDCAP model.

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Wall of Hope

Along the entrance corridor to our NICU, flat television screens show colorful pictures of our premature babies, as NICU patients and graduates of all ages. As I walk down the corridor to begin my shift as a nurse, I often pass by parents sitting there for a break, looking at the pictures with awe and … Read More »

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