The National Perinatal Association advocates for improved perinatal care through a variety of advocacy activities. We publish position papers, guidelines, sign amicus curaie briefs, and statements which support or oppose legislation related to health and well being in the perinatal period.
Our Mission: EDUCATE. ADVOCATE. INTEGRATE.
This April the National Perinatal Association submitted a statement to the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee of the FDA in support of new innovations in treatment for infants with hyperbilirubemia.
When appropriate, NPA will take the lead on issues in order to raise awareness and promote support. From its inception, however, NPA has believed in a "coalition of advocacy" and has partnered with many organizations including the March of Dimes, ACOG, AAP, and ACNM to name just a few. Some advocacy issues for NPA include family support, bereavement, palliative care, quality improvement, the promotion of "normal" birth, preconception health, access to care, and medical liability reform.
In keeping with the mission of NPA, the board will not endorse products and services; however, the Board is willing to provide expertise to:
NPA strives to ensure that in all cases its review considers the mission of NPA, respects the broad make-up of its members, and upholds strict ethical standards.