The goal of the Perinatal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives (PICHC) initiative is to support community-based efforts to improve overall health and well-being of birthing people and their families and improve health outcomes.
Healthy women during and after pregnancies is our vision for all women. The PICHC program works together with communities to reduce racial, ethnic, and economic disparities in health outcomes and address the factors that affect racial and ethnic disparities. PICHC programs use a reproductive justice framework, which means ensuring that every person understands their right to make decisions about their own bodies, including whether they want to have children or not, and have access to and the ability for parenting children in safe and healthy communities. Our program is funded by NYS DOH PICHC!
Work with a Community Health Worker to improve specific perinatal and infant health outcomes including preterm birth, low birth weight, infant mortality, and maternal mortality.
Our Baby Cafes are held twice a month at our Putnam County, Sullivan County & Ulster Coutny locations.
Ulster County in person location is held at the People's Place Wellness Empowerment Center in Kingston
Sullivan Coutny Inperson Location is held at the Methodist church in Liberty
To support our clients and community members, we are holding a drive for Diapers size 4-6, women's menstruation pads, baby wipes, Pull ups, toothbrushes & toothpaste. All donations can be picked up or dropped off at any of our offices. Please contact us @ 845 561 3575
MiSN CHWs are trusted peers in your community who have been trained on women and infant health. They serve women from ages 15 to 44 and can connect you with services, resources, education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy when you need a helping hand.
Baby Cafe are held virtually and in person at one of our three locations:
Liberty NY - 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Kingston NY - 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Brewster NY - 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
To join a Baby Cafe in person or virtual please contact:
Jennifer Lansiquot CLC @ 845 561 3575
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MiSN is an outreach partner of text4baby - A free mobile information service providing timely health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby's first year.
Sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) to receive three free SMS text messages each week timed to your due date or baby's delivery.
These messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health, including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health and safe sleep. Text4baby messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources.