American Academy of Pediatrics
This site provides information regarding programs and activities of the Academy, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
This site provides clinical and practice management resources.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
This member association site provides professional clinical resources to advance the health of women and newborns.

New England Association of Neonatal Nurses
This member association for neonatal nurses provides networking and education opportunities.

First Candle
First Candle is dedicated to reducing the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and preventable Stillbirths by educating caregivers and families, and supporting research.

March of Dimes
National and Connecticut-specific information regarding neonatal issues can be found on this site, as well as resources for providers and policy makers.

National Association of Neonatal Nurses
This is a national organization for neonatal nurses, offering education, research, professional development, and industry support.

This is a news and educational resource for the neonatology community.

Amniotic Embolism Fact Sheet
In accordance with Section 68 of Public Act 18-168, An Act Concerning The Department Of Public Health's Recommendations Regarding Various Revisions To The Public Health Statutes, the Department of Public Health (DPH), in conjunction with the AFE Foundation and the Connecticut State Medical Society, developed a fact sheet on the signs and symptoms of Amniotic Fluid Embolism.  

Education resources presented by the Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative at the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives meeting at the CDC on November 28, 2018.

Results of the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Comprehensive Education and Needs Training Project and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (Eat, Sleep, Console)

Related Information:  Neonatal Abstinence Change Package
Resources and tools related to Eat, Sleep, Console.


Education resources provided at the December 4, 2018 Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative Meeting

Strengthening the Safety Circuit: Caring for the Mother-Infant Dyad Affected by Substance-Use Disorder
A presentation on avoiding re-traumatization and promoting mother and baby bonding from Marilyn Sanders, MD, Co-Chairperson of the Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

How Substance Use Affects Breastfeeding Recommendations
A presentation from Yale School of Medicine on the science behind substance use and breastfeeding.


Education resources provided at the November 20, 2017 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) conference.

Opioid Use in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
A presentation from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Caring for the Mother and Baby with In-Utero Opioid Exposure
A presentation from Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

CAPTA Legislation
A presentation on Connecticut’s Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) legislation.

Education resources provided at the Early Elective Delivery conference

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative

Early Elective Deliveries: Is it Possible to Reduce Rates Further?

Planning for Improvement and Reliability