Who We Are
NPA brings together people who are interested in perinatal care to share to listen and learn from each other.
Our diverse membership is comprised of healthcare providers, parents & caregivers, educators, and service providers - all driven by their desire to support and advocate for babies and families at risk across the country.
Our shared purpose is to give voice to the needs of pregnant people, infants, their families, and their healthcare providers so that collectively we can have the greatest positive impact on perinatal care in the United States.
NPA seeks to promote evidence-based practices in perinatal care. We follow the latest research. Then we collaborate on interdisciplinary position statements, guidelines, and journal articles. Then we host conferences, convene summits, and produce webinars to share what we've learned.
We partner with the members of our communities who are most in need of support. We listen to them and embrace their leadership capacities. Then we work together to improve our communities' outcomes and ensure justice for pregnant people, infants, and families.
We know the evidence. And we know what works. NPA doesn't seek to replicate the work of other researchers, advocates, organizations, or individuals. Instead, our mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration so that all of us can benefit from each other's experience and expertise.