Our Programs

LHVPN programs

Mobilizes the community, to eliminate disparities, and improve the health of women, children and families in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, which includes Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland & Westchester counties. The LHVPN was originally organized in 2004 by the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Regional Perinatal Center with March of Dimes funding. In 2010 the LHVPN became a program of the CHRF, Inc.

The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN) has received a five-year grant to work with communities to increase the number of healthy babies born in their neighborhoods.


HIT Grant

In 2014 the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network received funding from New York State Department of Health for the Hudson Valley Connect project. This project will further LHVPN’s work to enable electronic referrals and data exchange between medical and human services agencies in the region. HV Connect will build upon LHVPN’s previous work in providing electronic prenatal appointments to be made for women in a variety of social service settings and electronic referrals and exchange of patient and client information between medical providers via the PeerPlace Network. HV Connect will link the regional PeerPlace Network with the local regional health information organization (RHIO), the Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC). Connecting these two systems will mean that providers will be able to share information about clients including medical documents such as laboratory test results and ultrasound pictures and pertinent information for social service provides such as the reasons for needing home visiting or other services. Additionally, community health workers will be able to use PeerPlace to maintain their clients’ records.

CHRF programs


Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

A health center dedicated to protecting children by conducting research on the health effects of children’s exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants.

Pediatric Specialists Research

The Children’s Health & Research Foundation, Inc. facilitates research conducted by pediatric specialists by administering grants provided for research activities.