Brooklyn Perinatal Network
was established in 1987 from a community task force to address
high infant mortality. Our purpose is to prevent and reduce
infant/maternal illness and death, which for several years have
been excessively high in our communities.
Using the extended family model, this project pairs a trained volunteer (Sister Friend) to a pregnant teen or woman (little sister). The Sister Friend provides support during the pregnancy up to the baby's first birthday, while encouraging the utilization of adequate and appropriate health care services and follow-up for mother and the baby.
April 2013- New Report on Health Needs, Gaps and Barriers to Care in North and Central Brooklyn
In conjunction with the proposed redesign of Brooklyn’s Health Care System the Community Health Planning Workgroup (CPHW), a consortium of community stakeholders, healthcare providers and community health planners, released "The Need for Caring in North and Central Brooklyn, A Community Health Needs Assessment", sponsored by The Brooklyn Hospital Center, the I M Foundation, and the New York State Department of Health.
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