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Who Are We?

Partners in Perinatal Health (PIPH) is a statewide partnership of non-profit organizations committed to improving the quality of health care and other support services available to childbearing families. 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. 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.  Our 25th annual conference is  May 6 & 7, 2014 at Four Points by Sheraton Norwood in Norwood, Massachusetts.

What are Our Objectives and Goals?

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

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


American College of Nurse Midwives, Eastern MA Chapter

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, Massachusetts Section

Boston Association for Childbirth Education & the Nursing Mothers’ Council

DONA International

International Cesarean Awareness Network

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

International Lactation Consultant Association

La Leche League of MA/RI/VT

Lamaze International of New England

March of Dimes, Massachusetts Chapter

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health & Nutrition
The Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood & Special Health Needs
and The Nutrition Division

Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

Postpartum Support International

The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options and Resources (toLabor)