JOIN NPA for our 39th annual conference

March 14th - 16th, 2018 

Perinatal Substance Use: Evidence-Based Solutions and Support for the Family

at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, California

In 2015 the National Perinatal Association and our partners, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, hosted the symposium, Pregnant Women, Drug Use, and NAS: Experts Share Science & Strategies that Help Women, Babies, and Families.

We knew that in order to improve perinatal care and health policy we needed to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders. So we invited parents, providers, community leaders, policy makers, and family advocates to come together in search of interdisciplinary solutions.

In 2016 we convened the NPA Workgroup on Perinatal Substance Use with the goal of creating evidence-based, family-centered care recommendations for the support of drug using women and their families.

In 2018 we will share our work with you!

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See our SAVE the DATE postcard.


EVERY WOMAN who is a substance user needs reliable information to make informed decisions about their health care. Supportive providers deliver gender-specific psychosocial services to help women reach their goals.

EVERY MOTHER cares about their children and wants them to have the best possible outcome. When we listen to their needs and help them access services and support, we are empowering them with the tools to help them succeed.

EVERY BABY deserves a healthy start rooted in evidence-based care. And every baby deserves healthy parents and family who are supported by a caring community.

Save the Date postcard with Gender Inclusive Language. * NPA is committed to supporting an expansive and inclusive community of parents, patients, and providers. While we may sometimes use words like "mother" and "woman," we are committed to serving all parents and pregnant people, as well as the people who love and care for them. Infographics: How to Care for a Baby with NAS (gender inclusive language) and Language Matters (gender inclusive language)


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Our conference venue will be the Wong Kerlee Conference Center on the beautiful campus of Loma Linda University in Southern California.

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  • OB/GYNs
  • Neonatologists
  • Midwives
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Public Health Advocates
  • Insurance Providers
  • Community Health Professionals
  • Harm Reduction Specialists

  • Parents and Families Affected by Substance Use
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Childbirth Educators
  • Doulas
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers

  • IBCLCs and Breastfeeding Counselors
  • NICU Clinicians
  • Neonatal Therapists
  • State Perinatal Coalitions and Quality Collaboratives
  • Students, Residents, and Trainees
  • Lawyers
  • Policy Makers

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