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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It has been a festive few days in the BPPN office! We are grateful for all the donations of holiday gifts for our program families and Christmas trees and wreaths from Kaleida Health. Today, Santa visited BPPN and took pictures with the babies and kids and we hosted...read more
BPPN is thankful to Kaleida Health for the donation of 22 trees and wreaths that will be shared with some of the BPPN program families. Our staff was happy to deliver these beautiful donations!...read more
Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network is thrilled to be a partner with GO Buffalo Mom project. GO Buffalo Mom provides a bridge between medical and social needs to help Buffalo families. So if you or a Mom you know needs help getting to a medical appointment please...read more
BPPN Responsible Fatherhood Initiative offers an online resource for fathers called Fathering in 15, it provides fathers with an opportunity to learn new skills on the go in 15 minutes. Topics include "Being a Man and Dad," "Talking with Mom," "Co-parenting," "Child...read more
APN Fall 2018 Summit on Reproductive Justice - a Great Success! The Association of Perinatal Networks of NY (APN)'s 2018 Annual Summit on Reproductive Health Justice was held October 23, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Albany, NY. Lead by Keynote Speaker, Lauren...read more
l BPPN staff and Buffalo Home Visiting families enjoyed the Annual Fall Feast. Happy Thanksgiving to...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.Lexus
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.Danielle
Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network Inc.
625 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202