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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.


SAVE THE DATE: 47th Annual Conference on Perinatal Medicine in Des Moines - April 5th & 6th, 2022

Iowa Regionalized System of Perinatal Care

Complete this form to request the survey link and a PDF copy of the survey.  Please note, only one individual per birthing hospital will receive a link to the survey.   

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) 281-4731

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