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Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC)


The Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC) is a key component of California’s community-based comprehensive perinatal health system. This system includes the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP), RPPC and other local Title XIX efforts. It’s a system that encompasses prenatal care, delivery care, postpartum care, and neonatal and infant care services that have been demonstrated effective in preventing or reducing maternal, perinatal, and infant mortality and morbidity.

Program Profile

OUR GOAL: To ensure pregnant women and their babies have access to the level of care they need; reduce adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes; and eliminate disparities in infant and maternal morbidity and mortality .

OUR WORK: To promote access to risk-appropriate care for pregnant women and their infants through the coordination of maternal and infant transport, technical assistance to perinatal units,

implementation of data driven quality improvement activities and the promotion of breastfeeding .

WE SERVE: Birthing hospitals that assist all pregnant women and their infants who are at high risk for medical complications before, during and after birth.

FINANCING: Federal Title V MCH Block Grant and special funds .

The California Maternal Quality Improvement Toolkits

The California Maternal Quality Improvement Toolkits are developed in partnership with key experts from across California, representing the diverse professionals and institutions that care for pregnant and postpartum women. The Toolkits aim to improve the health care response to leading causes of preventable death among pregnant and postpartum women as well as to reduce harm to infants and women from overuse of obstetric procedures.

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