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.
46th Annual Conference on Perinatal Medicine April 12-14, 2021:
The 46th Annual Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine will be held 100% virtual beginning with pre-conference activities on Monday April 12, continuing with the conference on Tuesday & Wednesday April 13-14, 2021
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
You may also use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.