Perinatal & Infant Community Health Collaborative
This week, Sydney and I met with Ann Battaglia, Ashley Conti, and Susan Guziec of Healthy Community Alliance to discuss the grant they received for the Perinatal & Infant Community Health Collaborative (PICHC) in Chautauqua County. The goal of the PICHC initiative is to support community-based efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of birthing people and their families and improve health outcomes. In addition, 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.
Our Safe Kids Southern Tier NY and Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep program will partner with HCA on this initiative working with mothers, fathers, and families to promote healthy outcomes.
STHCS, in collaboration with CASA-Trinity, Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (ACASA), Clarity Wellness Community, Seneca Health, and Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services, is strengthening access to substance use disorder and related behavioral health services in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in New York. The coalition has assessed the broadband accessibility issues in Western New York and established 5 locations within the two counties, called telesuites.
The locations in Allegany County include Friendship Free Library, Wide Awake Club Library (Fillmore), and Whitesville Public Library. The locations in Cattaraugus County include Randolph Library and Healthy Community Alliance (Gowanda). Jordan has worked hard on this project as part of our Moving Forward Together coalition, and I am excited to see the sites are now up and running! Visit www.sthcs.org/telehealth for more information about this program.