Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Inc.
Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has been in operation for 31 years. The overall mission of the organization is to coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders in Erie County/City of Buffalo, to increase access to and utilization of preconception, prenatal, perinatal and postpartum health care services in the community. The agency and its programs work within the community to help identify problems of adequacy, acceptability and accessibility in the delivery of these services, especially to those who are in high-need; to seek support for implementation of programs/services that help attain the agency mission; promote coordination between service providers who serve similar consumers/clients; and to provide informational and educational activities for providers and consumers, to help enable improved birth outcomes for the targeted population.
The programs operated by Buffalo Prenatal focus on improving maternal and infant health outcomes for high need women and their families, and to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in those outcomes. Programs operated by Buffalo Prenatal include a New York State Department of Health Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) and a Healthy Families New York Program (also known as the Buffalo Home Visiting Program).
The Buffalo Home Visiting Program provides comprehensive home based services to families for 3 to 5 years after a child is born. The program has a single goal: to help parents meet the challenges of parenting in order to assure healthy development for their children.
This program grant was awarded to Buffalo Prenatal in October of 2013. The goal of the program is to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for high-need women and to reduce racial, ethnic and economic disparities in those outcomes.
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BPPN staff are always learning at staff meetings. Today's guest speaker was Sally Gower from Eat Well Buffalo. Some topics included healthy meal planning, caffeine and pregnancy and sugar intake. To learn more www.eatwellbuffalo.com We also learned from our CEO...read more
BPPN is hiring three Community Health Workers! See below for details. Send resume and letter to Toni at email@example.com. Please no phone calls.read more
BPPN participated in the Climb Out of The Darkness Walk this past weekend to bring light to the important topic of postpartum depression. #BfloPrenatal#BuffaloPrenatal #BPPNBabies Please learn more http://bit.ly/2XbWfhldarknessread more
BPPN's Board of Directors welcome newly elected members to the Board- Terry Seay, David Hayes, LuAnne Brown- BPPN CEO, Karen Blount, Shana DiCamillo & Cassandra Church. Missing from the photo is Elise Murphy. Welcome...read more
Facilitators Mike McKnight and Terry Seay of Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network's Nurturing Fathers Program celebrated the graduation of anther group of Father's at Saint Home Church last night. Congrats to the graduates! If you are interested in the Nurturing...read more
On June 1, 2019 the Nurturing Fathers Conference was held at Lafayette Community School. This conference was organized by Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network (BPPN), Nurturing Fathers of WNY, Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo School District. The goal of the conference...read more
I’ve been in the MICHC program for almost 2 years. I heard about the program through my step-dad who worked as a janitor at the Buffalo Prenatal office. He told me about how the program helps pregnant women and their babies, so I called them to see if I could join, and they came out to see me, at my mom’s house. I just love my worker, Marisa, because she is so helpful and dependable. When I was struggling with some things, she listened and helped me to get some things I didn’t have, like a bed for me and a portable crib for my baby. I have told some of my friends and family about the program, so they can call for help.
The MICHC program has been helping me for about 10 months. I found out about the program at a church and I asked to be enrolled. My worker is Ashley, she is awesome, and easy to talk to. She helps me a lot, just lately she helped me change my Pediatrician because I was not happy with the one I had. The program has also helped me by giving me holiday food packs at Christmas and at Thanksgiving, a portable crib and diapers for my baby, and they also helped me with getting birth control information. I would definitely recommend this program to someone who needs help.