Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership
The mission of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership is to improve women’s and children’s health outcomes in Pennsylvania through education, collaboration and advocacy. The Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership represents the collaborative efforts of Pennsylvania’s Healthy Start Projects, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Programs and the OCDEL approved home visiting agencies.
The Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership is the only program in the state that regularly convenes representative MCH organizations from nearly every county in the Commonwealth.
In its work, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership emphasizes the importance of making sure that women are healthy when they become pregnant, that they continue to be healthy during pregnancy, that they are healthy between pregnancies, and that their babies are born, and remain healthy. Prevention is the best way to assist women in having safe and healthy pregnancies and children who thrive.
Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership members work to reduce barriers to maternal and child health services, promote the provision of culturally and linguistically sensitive care, and support the capacity of women to enhance and maintain their own health as well as the health of their children and families. Whether directly or through alliances with community-based health, mental health and social service organizations, members offer individualized care designed to build on the strengths of each family. In addition, members ensure that women and children receive needed primary and specialty health and mental health services; enroll families in health insurance programs; and provide education about nutrition, exercise, child development, and other maternal and child health concerns. Home visiting is a frequently used strategy to work with families on a longer term basis.
The Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership is a program of AccessMattters, which manages this unique collaboration of maternal and child health programs.
For more information, contact Shannon Criniti at 215-985-2621 or [email protected]
1700 Market Street, Suite 1540 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 985-2600 | [email protected] Formerly Family Planning Council -founded 1972