• Services Provided

    The Cincinnati Children’s Perinatal Outreach Program (CCPOP) provides the following services:

    Education

    We sponsor perinatal outreach educational activities related to preconception, prenatal, intra-partum, postpartum and neonatal care, and social support.

    Maternal-Neonatal Transport Case Reviews

    In collaboration with neonatologists and maternal fetal medicine specialists from Cincinnati Children’s Division of Neonatology, UC Health’s Perinatal Treatment Center and TriHealth’s Seton Center for Advanced Obstetrics, we coordinate mortality and morbidity (M&M) conferences at regional delivery hospitals.

    Quality Improvement

    We utilize the Regional Perinatal Database, neonatal hospital readmission data and other data sources to assess infant mortality and morbidity.  Hospitals in the annual Regional Perinatal Database Report are: Atrium Medical Center, Bethesda North Hospital, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s, Clinton Memorial Hospital, Dearborn County Hospital, The Fort Hamilton Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Highland District Hospital, Margaret Mary Health, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Mercy Health-Anderson, Mercy Health-Fairfield, Mercy Health-West, St. Elizabeth Healthcare-Edgewood and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. See the 2003-2013 Regional Perinatal Database report.

    Communication Center

    We support regional perinatal specialty groups by facilitating and providing communication among providers of perinatal care.

    Regional Perinatal Resource Directory

    The Perinatal Resource Directory provides contact information for leadership and key perinatal personnel at each of the region’s delivery hospitals as well as Cincinnati Children’s, public health departments and WIC offices. 

    Community Action Team (CAT)

    We coordinate the Community Action Team, a multidisciplinary group that works collaboratively to reduce prematurity and infant mortality. CAT was developed to act upon recommendations of the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Fetal and Infant Mortality Review team and to review local data and address perinatal system-level issues.

    OB / Nursery Nurse Managers Group

    Regional perinatal nurse managers meet quarterly to network and to identify ways to change clinical practice that will improve outcomes for mothers and babies in our region.

    Hospital-Based Regional Perinatal Social Workers Group

    Perinatal social workers meet as needed to share resources, education and experiences based on the identification of psychosocial needs and trends in the region.

    “Perinatal News & Events”

    We publish a bi-monthly newsletter to keep perinatal practitioners informed of regional activities and resources, legislative updates and important information related to practice issues. (See archive on this page.)

    Perinatal Outreach Simulation Program

    The Perinatal Outreach Simulation Program is currently providing custom in-situ simulation-based neonatal resuscitation scenarios to Level I hospitals in the Cincinnati Children’s service area.