Perinatal Infant Community Health Collaborative (PICHC)

Perinatal Infant Community Health Collaborative (PICHC)* Community Health Worker program supports mothers, fathers and families to achieve positive health outcomes for themselves and their children across Chautauqua County.

How can we support you?

  • We provide education on health topics and private supportive visits in the comfort of your home.
  • We connect you with nutrition programs and breastfeeding supports.
  • We assist you and your children in seeking a primary home/doctor, WIC, a Dentist, Medical /Health insurance, etc.
  • We aid you in obtaining family planning, birth control, and a doctor who can address your current health concerns.
  • We can help you find other services in the community.
  • We help you with scheduling your and your children's appointments.
  • We help with your transportation needs, help with translation, and will advocate on your behalf.

Call 716-532-1010 for eligibility information and referral or email Susan Guziec - Program Supervisor - [email protected]

*The goal of the PICHC initiative is to improve perinatal and infant health outcomes and eliminate racial, ethnic, and economic disparities in those outcomes across Chautauqua County. Through this NYS Department of Health grant, Healthy Community Alliance will implement collaborative community-based strategies to improve the health and well[1]being of individuals of reproductive age and their families with a focus on individuals in the prenatal, postpartum, and interconception periods. The PICHC program will implement individual-level strategies to address perinatal and infant health behaviors, and community-level strategies using a collective impact approach, to address the social determinants which impact health outcomes. The core individual-level strategy is the use of community health workers (CHWs) to outreach and provide supports to high-need, low-income, and/or Medicaid-eligible individuals of reproductive age most vulnerable to, or with a previous history of, adverse birth outcomes (the priority population). Community-level strategies involve collaboration with diverse community partners, including community residents, to mobilize community action to address the social determinants impacting perinatal and infant health outcomes.