The Colorado Perinatal Council has a long tradition serving the mothers and babies of our State through sharing best practices in neonatal and perinatal care. We have a rich network of hospitals and providers, state agencies, the March of Dimes, educators, and professional societies including all of the disciplines providing care to this population. We invite any and all stakeholders to be part of our organization. We have partnered with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to do great work together in sharing information about Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mortality Review and aftercare for NICU patients. We have shared best practices with “champions” addressing early elective delivery, NICU Bloodstream Infections, Steroid Administration for premature delivery, and Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding just to name a few of our initiatives.
We have many smaller and more remote perinatal units that have not been involved with the Council and it is my goal to reach out and see how we might best help our colleagues in these settings. To develop relationships and spread some of the best practices we have developed to every unit in our State caring for mothers and babies. There are many other states with Collaboratives we can learn from to help in this effort. We will continue to work with our partners in the March of Dimes to study and further reduce preterm birth. We need to do our best to help promote the March of Dimes Premature Labor Toolkit throughout our State. There is work to be done in Maternal Mortality Review and Depression Assessment and we will partner with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to further this very important work
Together we can accomplish much. I am looking forward to working with your Executive Committee, Council Membership and all stakeholders to continue the great work this Council has accomplished over 37 years.
Steve Holt, MD Chairman, Colorado Perinatal Care Council