Perinatal Provider Resources

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The Georgia Department of Public Health is committed to providing access to high-quality perinatal care to Georgians as we recognize that there is a direct relationship between perinatal birth outcomes and the quality of health care services. Preterm birth, before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than 26 billion annually, and of these preterm births, 19,500 are right here in Georgia.

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The number one cause of infant mortality in the United States is congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities; however, in Georgia, the leading cause of infant death, are disorders related to preterm birth and low birth weight. In 2013 the Infant Mortality Rate for Georgia was 7.2%.   Research indicates that ensuring that high-risk pregnant women and newborns receive risk-appropriate care can reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

LRG - O.C.G.A§ 31-2A-31 Annual Report

Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program. Click Download this pdf file. here to review the 2021 annual report.

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Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative

"... engaging stakeholders in evidence-based practices to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies throughout Georgia."