In 1997, the perinatal networks came together to form the
Association of Perinatal Networks of New York. The purpose
of the APN is to highlight the benefits and improvements many New
York State communities have experienced as a result of the
individual perinatal networks and to broaden the awareness of
continuing perinatal health needs in New York State.
Since Its Inception, The APN Has:
Taken leadership of the New York State Premature Infant Health
Become the New York State lead for Text4baby.
Hosted an annual legislative program for New York State
Congressmen, Senators and key staff members to raise awareness
of maternal and child health issues, legislation and programs.
Partnered with the New York State Department of Health to
facilitate the first statewide symposium on perinatal health.
Initiated the first statewide training of medical and
community health care professionals on postpartum depression.
Collaborated with the March of Dimes to lead an initiative to
reduce birth defects through a Folic Acid awareness campaign.
Provided a forum through which the existing perinatal networks
and other key stakeholders examined ways to improve perinatal
health services in their community.
The APN Is A Member Of The Following Task Forces And Advisory