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NNP WorkForce Survey


Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are integral members of the neonatal care workforce. To assist in workforce planning and policy making in accordance with the 2010 Institute of Medicine recommendations, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and the National Certification Corporation conducted a recently released study of the 2014 NNP population in the United States. This important study evaluates NNP roles, practice environment, scope of responsibility, work schedule, patient load, continuing education, and practice staffing.

Workforce Survey: Executive Summary »

2015 Marshall Klaus Awards Announced


The 2015 Marshall Klaus Neonatal-Perinatal Research Awardees and the topics they are studying are: Jennifer Pelliford Alexander, MD, University of Maryland, ‘Long Term Effects of Neonatal Pain and the Ability of Sucrose and Acetaminophen to Improve Outcomes;’ Claire Baldauf, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), ‘Neuron Rescue in Intra-Uterine Growth Restriction with Novel Peptide: Humanin;’ Stephanie Marie Ford, MD, Case Western Reserve University, ‘Increasing Regurgitant Flow in Early Cardiac Looping with Optical Pacing Leads Congenital Heart Diseases;’ Kok Lim Kua, MD, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, ‘Breaking The Cycle of Maternal-Neonatal Diabetes Transmission;’ Sarah Nicole Kunz, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, ‘Effect of Perinatal Referral Network Structure on Transport Decisions and Neonatal Outcomes;’ and Sarah Morton, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, ‘Role of miRNA in Nemaline Myopathy.’

Learn more about Klaus Awardees »

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TIOP III - Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III


CHAPTER 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to
Promote Equity in Perinatal Health Outcomes

Despite more than a decade of federal support for programs to eliminate disparities in health outcomes, many disparities — especially in chronic diseases and perinatal health — continue to plague urban and rural communities, individuals with disabilities and special health needs, and racial and ethnic populations.

Ch 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to Promote Equity
in Perinatal Health Outcomes »

Obtain the full TIOP III report »

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