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Statewide Perinatal Care Program

The Statewide Perinatal Care Program provides professional training, development of standards/guidelines of care, consultation to regional and primary providers and evaluation of the quality of care delivered to reduce the mortality and morbidity of infants. Through a contract with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, these services are provided to all hospitals that perform deliveries. More intensive services are directed toward the following regional centers: two tertiary care centers, and 10 secondary centers.


SAVE THE DATE - The Annual Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine will be:

April 12th, 2021 - preconference

April 13th-14th, 2021 - Annual Conference on Perinatal Medicine

Iowa Regionalized System of Perinatal Care

Click here to request access to the Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe).  Please note, only one individual per birthing hospital will receive a link to the survey.   

Click here to view a PDF copy of the LOCATe tool.

Newsletters from the Statewide Perinatal Care Program

The statewide Perinatal care Program provides two quarterly newsletters to providers of obstetrical and newborn care.

  • Progeny provides information to hospital-based staff caring for mothers and infants.
  • The Iowa Perinatal Letter provides clinically-oriented information to family physicians.
For more information:

Stephanie Trusty, BSN
Iowa Department of Public Health
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
(515) 281-4731

You may also use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.