Join us in Providence, Rhode Island      Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5, 2019

Improving Access to Perinatal Care: 

Confronting Disparities and Inequities in Maternal-Infant Health

EVERY PATIENT  needs evidence-based care that helps them reach their personal health goals regardless of their class, race, status, or insurance provider. This includes access to specialized care to address their unique health care needs.

EVERY BABY deserves the best possible start in life. We minimize health inequities and class disparities when we invest in smart, timely health care services. We help children thrive when we support early childhood development programs.

EVERYWHERE As we confront increasing maternal-infant mortality rates we need to recognize growing geographic disparities. We are committed to the principle that patients should have access to the care they need in their own communities.



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Venue and Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Providence Downtown

5 Avenue Of The Arts

Providence, RI, 02903


The National Perinatal Association has a block of rooms available for April 2 - 7 

at the rate of $189 per night plus taxes and fees.

We invite you to reserve yours.




T F Green Airport (PVD)

Visit PVD airport website.

Hotel direction: 10.9 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    • Estimated taxi fare: $30 (one way)
    • Bus service, fee: $1.50 (one way)
    • Subway service, fee: $2.25 (one way)

Driving Directions

GPS address for hotel is 120 Francis Street 

Take Interstate 95 North to exit 22 A-B-C Downtown/Hartford CT. 

Bear left toward exit 22B-C Providence Place Mall. 

Stay in the right lane and take exit 22C Providence Place Mall. 

Follow Providence Place to its end and merge slightly left heading north towards the top of the hill along the back side of Providence Place Mall. 

After second stoplight turn right onto Avenue of the Arts.

    • Off-site parking fee: $25 USD daily
    • Valet parking fee: $30 USD daily


  • OB/GYNs
  • Neonatologists
  • Midwives
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Public Health Advocates
  • Insurance Providers
  • Community Health Professionals
  • Harm Reduction Specialists
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Doulas
  • Parents and Families Affected by Disparities

    • IBCLCs and Breastfeeding Counselors
    • NICU Clinicians
    • Neonatal Therapists
    • State Perinatal Coalitions and Quality Collaboratives
    • Students, Residents, and Trainees
    • Lawyers
    • Policy Makers
    • Childbirth Educators
    • Social Workers
    • Psychologists
    • Case Managers


    CMEs, CEUs, and CEs will be provided at no additional fee through our Joint Provider PAC/LAC


    Cancellations received on or before Friday, March 1, 2019 will be assessed a $50 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for “no shows” or cancellations received on or after March 2, 2019. Phone cancellations must have been confirmed in writing to Kristy Love at

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