PARTNER INITIATIVE:

NYS Dept. of Women’s Health Grant (2019)

Thanks to the generosity of Senator John Bonacic, Sullivan 180 received a $75,000 grant to support women’s health in Sullivan County. The member item grant was administered through the New York Department of Health. Sullivan 180, and its community partners, used these funds to improve prenatal care, birth outcomes, and breastfeeding rates for vulnerable women in Sullivan County.

“I am proud to have secured this funding for Sullivan 180, they are steadfastly dedicated to improving health outcomes in Sullivan County and the best place to start is ensuring the availability of prenatal and infant health services.”

Senator John Bonacic

In order to support a culture of breastfeeding in Sullivan County and increase breastfeeding rates, Sullivan 180, in consultation with the Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition, offered scholarships to send selected staff members who work in settings with breastfeeding women to a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training. The funding was able to support 8 scholarships to train these selected individuals to become Certificated Lactation Counselors. In addition, this funding supported on-going community collaborations for breastfeeding support groups (La Taza Materna/Babe Café) and to support adequate staffing for a dedicated bilingual Community Health Worker (CHW) at Maternal Infant Services Network (MiSN).

We appreciate Senator Bonacic’s support and his recognition of the importance of women’s health in our community.

Three members of the Centering Pregnancy team at HRHCare: (from left, Giselle Posada, Patient Representative, Dr. Patrina Phillip-King, and Rosemarie Ortiz, Clinical Assistant.

PARTNER INITIATIVE:

NYS Dept. of Women’s Health Grant (2019)

Thanks to the generosity of Senator John Bonacic, Sullivan 180 received a $75,000 grant to support women’s health in Sullivan County. The member item grant was administered through the New York Department of Health. Sullivan 180, and its community partners, used these funds to improve prenatal care, birth outcomes, and breastfeeding rates for vulnerable women in Sullivan County.

“I am proud to have secured this funding for Sullivan 180, they are steadfastly dedicated to improving health outcomes in Sullivan County and the best place to start is ensuring the availability of prenatal and infant health services.”

Senator John Bonacic

In order to support a culture of breastfeeding in Sullivan County and increase breastfeeding rates, Sullivan 180, in consultation with the Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition, offered scholarships to send selected staff members who work in settings with breastfeeding women to a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training. The funding was able to support 8 scholarships to train these selected individuals to become Certificated Lactation Counselors. In addition, this funding supported on-going community collaborations for breastfeeding support groups (La Taza Materna/Babe Café) and to support adequate staffing for a dedicated bilingual Community Health Worker (CHW) at Maternal Infant Services Network (MiSN).

We appreciate Senator Bonacic’s support and his recognition of the importance of women’s health in our community.

Three members of the Centering Pregnancy team at HRHCare: (from left, Giselle Posada, Patient Representative, Dr. Patrina Phillip-King, and Rosemarie Ortiz, Clinical Assistant.

PARTNER INITIATIVE:

NYS Dept. of Women’s Health Grant (2019)

Thanks to the generosity of Senator John Bonacic, Sullivan 180 received a $75,000 grant to support women’s health in Sullivan County. The member item grant was administered through the New York Department of Health. Sullivan 180, and its community partners, used these funds to improve prenatal care, birth outcomes, and breastfeeding rates for vulnerable women in Sullivan County.

“I am proud to have secured this funding for Sullivan 180, they are steadfastly dedicated to improving health outcomes in Sullivan County and the best place to start is ensuring the availability of prenatal and infant health services.”

Senator John Bonacic

In order to support a culture of breastfeeding in Sullivan County and increase breastfeeding rates, Sullivan 180, in consultation with the Sullivan County Breastfeeding Coalition, offered scholarships to send selected staff members who work in settings with breastfeeding women to a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training. The funding was able to support 8 scholarships to train these selected individuals to become Certificated Lactation Counselors. In addition, this funding supported on-going community collaborations for breastfeeding support groups (La Taza Materna/Babe Café) and to support adequate staffing for a dedicated bilingual Community Health Worker (CHW) at Maternal Infant Services Network (MiSN).

We appreciate Senator Bonacic’s support and his recognition of the importance of women’s health in our community.

Three members of the Centering Pregnancy team at HRHCare: (from left, Giselle Posada, Patient Representative, Dr. Patrina Phillip-King, and Rosemarie Ortiz, Clinical Assistant.

Finally, funding helped support the implementation of an innovative, outcomes-proven model for prenatal care, Centering Pregnancy®, at Hudson River Health Care in Monticello, NY. The model includes group prenatal care visits with women due at about the same time. The group setting allows for longer quality face-to-face care with their obstetricians and empowers women to more fully participate in their own care. It also fosters support among the women in the groups. Centering Pregnancy® has a demonstrated track-record of decreasing the rate of preterm and low weight babies, increasing breastfeeding rates, and leading to better pregnancy spacing. Centering Pregnancy® has also been shown to nearly eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth.

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