Our Statement

For nearly 25 years, the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership (NMPP) has delivered nationally recognized critical health and social services to underserved communities in Harlem and Northern Manhattan. In recent months, the media has questioned some of NMPP’s administrative practices which have prompted government officials to launch various inquiries into these matters. While we do not believe that our agency has committed any wrongdoing, we also welcome any process which helps to provide members of the public with the assurances they need that we take our obligation to transparency and fiscal responsibility very seriously.

We want our supporters and constituents to know that we stand behind the legacy upon which the organization was founded. It is this foundation that has propelled us to the forefront of this movement, where we have helped to create a new standard of care and quality of life for thousands of women and families. The needs of our community are many, and are not going to vanish. Throughout this process, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to help families live healthier, happier and more resilient lives.

We recognize that we have been entrusted to help the most vulnerable and needy communities and we ask that there not be a rush to judgment. NMPP will continue to share updates as information becomes available. We sincerely appreciate the support of all our funders, allies and clients and confidently look forward to the next 25 years.