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Community Health Worker Program

The Niagara Falls Community Health Worker Program is part of a Comprehensive Prenatal-Perinatal Service Network in New York state reaching out to families in economically challenged areas that exhibit high infant mortality rates.

The purpose of Community Health Worker is to improve pregnancy outcomes, promote healthier mothers and babies, and establish better linkages between existing health, social services and educational programs.

Ours is a community-based, family-centered program serving pregnant and parenting women in Niagara Falls and on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation.  We provide home-based case management services to participating women and their children and assistance in overcoming barriers to care.

Community Health Worker programs:

•  Identify complicating factors that make it difficult for clients to access the care they need.
•  Assist in enrolling pregnant women into prenatal care and children into primary care.
•  Assist in enrolling for services such as WIC, Medicaid/PCAP and Child Health Plus.
•  Provide education on topics such as breastfeeding, baby care, lead poisoning, immunization, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
•  Provide referrals to food pantries, housing assistance, educational programs, childcare, and other services.
•  Most importantly, provide support and help to overcome the barriers that prevent families from receiving a healthy start in life.

For information or referrals in Niagara Falls, call 716-278-4423 or email Program Manager Sarah Obot.

For information or referrals on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, call (716) 297-0598.

For information on related topics, please visit:

Niagara County Resource Directory for New Parents

NY State Department of Health/Family & Community Health

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