Who Are We?
Formed in 1989, the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition of Massachusetts convened a committee to plan an annual conference to bring together all organizations interested in maternal and child health issues. Partners in Perinatal Health (PIPH) is that statewide partnership of non-profit organizations committed to improving the quality of health care and other support services available to childbearing families. Our 24th conference is Tuesday May 14, 2013 at The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood in Norwood, Massachusetts.
What are Our Objectives and Goals?
The mission of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Massachusetts is to improve the health and safety of women, children, and families through educational initiatives and collaborative partnerships of public and private organizations.
The goals of the annual PIPH Conference are:
- To examine current health issues that impact infant survival and women’s health
- To identify cultural issues affecting perinatal health care
- To share knowledge and exchange information among health professionals and consumers about perinatal health
- To examine model programs that address the many conditions that put mothers, children, and families at risk
Partner organizations share the following characteristics:
- The organization’s mission and activities are related to maternal and child health and perinatal issues
- A commitment to the mission of the HMHB Coalition of Massachusetts and the goals of the PIPH Conference
- A statewide focus
- A membership or constituency
- Experience organizing and planning educational activities or events
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health & Nutrition
The Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood & Special Health Needs
and The Nutrition Division