Perinatal System of Care

North Carolina ranks 42nd in infant mortality with 7.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, considerably higher than the national average. To improve maternal and birth outcomes, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, developed North Carolina’s Perinatal Health Strategic Plan 2016-2020. Goal 3 of the plan is to “improve the quality of maternal care.” One of the strategies for this goal is to “ensure that pregnant women and high-risk infants have access to the appropriate level of care through a well-established regional perinatal system.” This NCIOM Task Force, in partnership with the Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services will convene to respond to Session Law 2018-93 and develop a perinatal system of care for the state.

**New Spotlight Series: Each month, we are going highlight a unique perspective from North Carolinian's personally impacted by the current perinatal system of care. Please scroll down below to the bottom of the "Description" section to find a link on this month's spotlight: Doulas



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Task Force Leadership

Task Force Member List

Co-Chairs

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M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH

Professor, Vice Chair for Obstetrics, and Director

UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Kelly Kimple, MD, MPH, FAAP

Section Chief

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division - Women and Children's Health Section

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Walidah Karim, DNP, RN, CNM

Director

Cone Health Center for Women’s Healthcare & Maternal Fetal Care

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Latoshia Rouse

Parent, Speaker, and Parent Advisor

Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assesment Program (NIDCAP)

Project Director

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Robert Kurzydlowski Jr., JD, MPH

Project Director

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Meeting Dates

January - October 2019

Task Force meeting dates, agendas, and additional materials.

Description

Issue: To improve maternal and birth outcomes, the North Carolina General Assembly passed North Carolina Session Law 2018-93. Additionally, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, developed North Carolina’s Perinatal Health Strategic Plan 2016-2020. Goal 3 of the plan is to “improve the quality of maternal care.” One of the strategies for this goal is to “ensure that pregnant women and high-risk infants have access to the appropriate level of care through a well-established regional perinatal system.” This NCIOM Task Force, in partnership with the Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services will convene to respond to Session Law 2018-93 and develop a perinatal system of care for the state.

North Carolina Session Law 2018-93:

NC Perinatal State Health Plan:

 

Spotlight Series:

Each month, we highlight a unique perspective from North Carolinian’s personally impacted by the current perinatal system of care. Check out this month’s spotlight on doulas

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