About Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network Programs
Buffalo Prenatal operates a National Healthy Start Program that is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services. The program works to improve perinatal health outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal health outcomes by using community-based approaches to service delivery, and to facilitate access to comprehensive health and social services for high-need women, infants and their families.
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. The MICHC Initiative integrates and replaces Buffalo Prenatal’s, Network and Community Health Workers programs. However, components of the two programs are used in the new Initiative to help with the development of a community-wide systems based approach to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.