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Summit County Government

Posted on: October 12, 2023

Public Health Employee Lynne Easterly Wins Prestigious Tenacious Caregiver Award

A photo of Lynne Easterly holding her her Tenacious Caregiver Award.

Annual award recognizes exceptional commitment and performance of a Nurse-Family Partnership Professional

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Government is proud to announce that Public Health employee, Lynne Easterly, B.S.N., R.N., has been honored with the prestigious Tenacious Caregiver Award for a Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse. This award is presented annually by the National Service Office (NSO) for Nurse-Family Partnership® and Child First. 

Nurse Family Partnership is an evidence based, free program offered in all Colorado counties; the program pairs first time expecting mothers with an experience nurse home visitor from early pregnancy until the child is 2 years of age and empowers and assists women in their transition to motherhood. The Tenacious Caregiver Award for NFP Nurse, presented annually, recognizes a professional who exemplifies the model’s client-centered principles and brings passion to delivering programs that support life-changing outcomes for families.

Lynne Easterly has devoted 16 years to her role as an NFP nurse, providing guidance both as a supervisor and a nurse home visitor. Her journey in nursing began with the Peace Corps in Ecuador, which prepared her to effectively partner with many Latina moms throughout Summit, Lake, Clear Creek, Park, Chaffee and Grand counties. Lynne's work focuses on helping her clients define and meet their goals as new parents. Lynne is known for her honest and passionate approach to her work, earning the admiration of her team and the community she serves.

“Lynne’s dedication to her families and to the Nurse-Family Partnership program is truly admirable,” said Nurse-Family Partnership Supervisor, Stephanie Munchoff. “We are incredibly lucky to have her passion and the award is well-deserved.”

Summit County Government congratulates Lynne Easterly on this esteemed recognition of her dedication to improving the lives of first-time moms and their children in our community.

Read the entire press release for the Tenacious Caregiver and Compassion Awards from National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership ® and Child First.

For more information on Summit County’s Nurse-Family Partnership Program, visit: 

Contact: Sarah Wilkinson, Interim Public Information Officer, Summit County Government

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