Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership (NMPP) is a non-for-profit
organization comprised of a network of public and private
agencies whose mission is to save babies and help women take
charge of their reproductive, social, and economic lives.
NMPP began in 1990 as a model project by the New York Urban
League. In 1993, It incorporated under its own 501 ©
(3) to become a fully functional Perinatal Network.
is a Maternal & Child Health Life Course Organization
offering over twenty-two services and programs with an operating
budget over eight million dollars. A MCH Life Course Organization
is an entity that develops the capacity over time to deliver
integrated, continuous and comprehensive health and social
services and support to women and their infants from the cradle
to the grave. These entities are not only concerned with the
needs of women during the pregnancy period but develops programmatic,
clinical and policy interventions to improve women’s
health during the birthing process, the early childhood stage,
the adolescent period and meeting the needs of women over
thirty-five years of age.
services increase the self-sufficiency of poor and working
class women and meet their social and health needs from the
womb to the tomb. NMPP was responsible for developing and
executing a community plan that reduced Central Harlem’s
infant mortality rate from 27.7 deaths per one thousand live
births in 1990 to 6.1 deaths in 2008.NMPP
currently operates programs that are funded by HRSA/MCHB,
NYSDOH, NYCDOH/MH, New York City Children’s Services,
DYCD and the Aids Institute. NMPP has played an important
part in the lives of the health care consumers of Northern
Manhattan and NYC through its successful management of programs
over the last two decades.