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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.


48th Annual Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine

SAVE THE DATE:  April 4th & 5th, 2023 - Marriott Hotel, West Des Moines

Iowa Regionalized System of Perinatal Care

Contact IDPH staff Sylvia Navin work phone, (515) 218-0920 to get a LOCATe survey. Only one individual per birthing hospital should request the link to this survey.   

Perinatal Guidelines Advisory Committee

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) 418-7604

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