Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network

aka Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network   |   Buffalo, NY   |  www.bppn.org

Mission

BPPN has an overall mission, to collaborate convene & coordinate with all the key maternal child stakeholders in the city of Buffalo as well as Erie County with the express goal to improve maternal & infant health outcomes for high-need women & their families who reside in targeted high-risk areas. . The activities of BPPN’s programs are designed to target women who are preconception, pregnant or interconception. BPPN has worked collaboratively with community providers to help identify problems of adequacy, acceptability and accessibility in the delivery of maternal and infant health and to initiate activities to address these problems through our own agency with the support of maternal child network of providers within the community.

Ruling year info

1988

CEO

LuAnne Brown

Main address

625 Delaware Avenue Suite 410

Buffalo, NY 14202 USA

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EIN

16-1302764

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reduction of infant mortality and low birth weight infants. LBW infants and prematurity result in additional costs to both the family and the community. These costs include special education, hospitalizations and intensive care nursery days. There can be long term effects preventing children from achieving their highest potential as they grow into adulthood and becoming productive citizens of society.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healthy Families NY

Home based program which engages pregnant and parenting women with a focus on parenting ,child development ,prevention of child abuse and encouraging self-sufficiency

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

Program works with women between 14-44 who are preconceptual, interconceptual or prenatal/ postpartum. Intensive case management engages women who are not connected to the system. provides education, ensures clients have health insurance, health provider, housing, food, etc.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

Support program for fathers involving a 13 week series with evidence based curriculum.Focuses on personal development,co-parenting, engagement with children

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

“Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network empowers women and families to take charge of bettering their family health and well -being by providing education, support, advocacy, and connection to resources and services in WNY. “
We want every women to have a healthy delivery and become good parents as well as ensuring children receive preventative health care. The family is the basis of the community and healthy moms and babies lead to healthy adults.

We work with pregnant and parenting families who are primarily African American or Hispanic, in the high risk zip codes in the city of Buffalo. We are a free home based program that works with women for anywhere from 2-5 years. Our Community Health Worker Program engages with families and case manages them beginning with necessities like health insurance, a health provider, housing, food, clothing, baby basics, etc. We ensure women attend their prenatal visits , transporting them or arranging transportation as well as their children's well child visits. We often accompany them on their visits to advocate for them with their providers. By addressing the social determinants of health , we ensure our families are stable so they can make future goals to be self sufficient , whether that is returning to school or employment. Our Healthy Families program provides an evidence based parenting program in the home which also concentrates on child development and prevention of child abuse and neglect. They remain with the family until the child is 5 and in the home every week for 6 months after the baby is born. We also provide support groups on educational topics , breastfeeding and mental health issues.

Our staff are from the communities they serve and 30% of the staff speak Spanish. 16% of our staff are former program participants. They have a strong affinity with their communities and are very knowledgeable of the resources available for their clients. They are able to develop strong relationships with their clients due to this.
Both programs have been in existence for over 20 years and are well respected by the entire State due to their long standing history. We receive our funding from the Office of Child and Family Services and the NYS Department of Health. We have strong relationships with the birthing hospitals in the area , social services and other nonprofit agencies who refer clients to us often.

Prenatal care 1st trimester or within 42 days of enrollment 94%
Postpartum visit between 7-84 days after delivery
Well child visits 3rd - 5th year of life 98%
Well child visit in first 15 months of age 98%
Lead screening by 2 years of age 95%

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Dillon

Sisters of Charity hospital

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Aimee Gomlak

Catholic Health System

Term: 2018 - 2020

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/30/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/30/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.