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Partnerships & Collaborations

National Perinatal Association

The National Perinatal Association (NPA) promotes the health and well-being of mothers and infants enriching families, communities and our world. NPA works to engage the broadest possible coalition to improve social, cultural and economic environments for optimal health and well-being of mothers, infants and families.

NPA is committed to:

  • Collaborating with all who share its mission and vision.
  • Providing a multi-disciplinary forum to promote research utilization and practical applications, to improve the quality of care, caring and outcomes.
  • Advocating for positive changes in conditions, policies, programs and practices to improve health.
  • Developing and inspiring passionate mentors, role models and guides committed to its mission and vision.

Communication Vehicles: Newsletter, conferences and Web site

Membership: Individual and organizational

Publications: Transcultural Nursing

Services: Throughout the United States, there are a myriad of community-based, regional and national perinatal health care programs that are funded by a vast array of governmental and nongovernmental agencies. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of information available to professionals who are interested in initiating similar programs. Recognizing this, NPA offers a compendium of selected models of care that have been developed, implemented and evaluated by others.

If an organization wishes to initiate a program of a particular type (e.g., Adolescent Pregnancy: Education and Service, Neonatal Health Care Services, Reproductive Health Services, Substance Abuse Support Services for Pregnant Women), staff can refer to this quick reference and find a list of various programs around the country, a short description of each and contact information. Staff can then directly reach the contact person to discuss the specifics of a given program, innovations, outcomes, problems encountered and insights gained. Local projects can benefit from the experience of others and go forward without encountering some avoidable barriers to success.

National Perinatal Association
2090 Linglestown Road, Suite 107
Harrisburg, PA 17110