IPN has successfully convened numerous groups of experts and concerned
individuals to develop policy documents addressing many of the complex perinatal
issues in our state.
- Perinatal Loss: April 2008; Identifies the needs of
women and families experiencing perinatal loss and recommends evidence-based
standards of care and practice wisdom that promote respect for families and
positive coping strategies. Executive
- Prenatal Care Guide: 2008; Covers screening,
education and counseling; aimed at clinicians involved in the design and
implementation of prenatal care services.
Support: April 2007; Alerts and informs health care providers on
the need for family support during the perinatal period. When families
experience high-risk pregnancies, the births of babies needing neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU) support, the diagnoses of special-needs infants and
perinatal losses, their needs must be assessed to allow for appropriate
interventions, referrals and support.
Intentions: April 2007; Unplanned Pregnancies and the Well-Being
of Indiana Families: addresses the complex issue of unintended pregnancy by
exploring its consequences and the contributing factors. Underlying position
statements demonstrate the need for common-ground solutions. The report presents
a plan centered on actionable and measurable goals for Indiana and specific
recommendations for the general public, health care providers and public policy
- Substance Use Disorders
& Pregnancy Consensus Statement: March 2007; Poor birth
outcomes related to substance use are 100 percent preventable. This consensus
statement informs on the incidence and significance of substance abuse during
pregnancy and recommends at the public policy, provider and consumer levels.
For more information, contact
IPN at 317.924.0825 x4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.