Who We Are

As a program of the California Health Collaborative, Regional Perinatal Programs of California (RPPC) furthers the Collaborative’s mission on improving the health and wellness of Californians by focusing on mothers and infants and improving perinatal outcomes. The RPPC programs offer the opportunity for multiple counties, hospitals, clinics, individual providers and health care plans to work collaboratively to identify common concerns. Services and linkages can then be planned cooperatively to address the needs of perinatal patients within each region. Our region consists of Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

Programs Goals

  • Assist the California Department of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Branch (MCH) to ensure that pregnant women and newborns have access to appropriate levels of high-quality care
  • To provide for safe and effective treatment of women and their babies before, during and after delivery
  • To meet the needs of the infants at risk for neonatal complications
  • Reduce the incidence of maternal death due to obstetric complications

What We Do

  • Serve as facilitators in coordinating and supporting perinatal quality improvement within respective regions
  • Obtain and disseminate needs assessment and outcome data
  • Consult with individual facilities regarding perinatal programs and services
  • Collaborate with county and state maternal and child health departments, managed care plans, and other perinatal and professional groups and agencies on how best to meet the needs of the perinatal community
  • Develop methods, models and materials for use by perinatal providers
  • Create and support education programs to address the needs of high-risk mothers and infants in their regions
  • Represent their regions in regional and state task forces, and work with other perinatal regions and the state to respond to needs identified across the regions.