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Regional Perinatal Programs of California Fact Sheet

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  • Promote access to risk appropriate perinatal care to pregnant women and their infants through regional quality improvement activities.


  • Many high-risk women and infants do not have access to specialized care and are more likely to die or suffer permanent disabilities

Program Activities

  • Facilitate local perinatal advisory councils to provide regional planning, coordination, and recommendations to assure appropriate levels of care.
  • Perform hospital surveys and perinatal assessments of regional and statewide significance, including collecting and assessing data.
  • Develop communication networks among agencies, providers, and individuals to exchange information. 
  • Disseminate educational materials and produce a statewide newsletter: Perinatal Care Matters.
  • Provide resource directories, referral services, and hospital linkages to the Northern and Southern California Perinatal Transport systems (CPeTS), which locate beds for high–risk mothers and infants and provide transport assistance, transport data reports, and perinatal transport quality improvement activities, including emergency triage and transport in the event of a disaster.
  • Assist hospitals with quality improvement activities, data collection protocols, and quality assurance policies and procedures.

Who Benefits

  •  All pregnant women and their infants who are at high risk for medical problems related to labor and delivery and the community at large

Who Provides Services

  • Regional Perinatal Program Directors and staff provide resources, consultation, and technical assistance to hospitals and health care providers. To locate assistance in your area, please see our Directory of Regions with Contacts.


Last modified on: 10/22/2013 3:52 PM