Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership (PPP) is a collaborative group comprised of professionals, organizations, and government agencies in Pennsylvania that support the health and wellness of Pennsylvanians throughout the perinatal and postpartum periods, and while parenting young children. Our mission is to improve health outcomes for pregnant/birthing/postpartum people and their children through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

The PPP is a program of AccessMattters, which manages this unique collaboration of perinatal and child health programs. Any professional, organization, or government agency that works to protect and support the health and wellbeing of people in Pennsylvania throughout the perinatal and postpartum periods, whose mission and values align with the mission and guiding principles of the PPP and AccessMatters is eligible for membership, pending approval of the PPP leadership team.

PPP members work to reduce barriers to accessing health services, promote the provision of culturally and linguistically sensitive care, and support the capacity of all people in Pennsylvania to enhance and maintain their own health during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period, as well as the health of their children and families. Whether directly or through alliances with community-based health, mental health and social service organizations, PPP members offer individualized care designed to build on the strengths of each family. In addition, members ensure that clients and their children across Pennsylvania receive trauma-informed and culturally-responsible primary and specialty health and mental health services; enroll families in health insurance programs; and provide education about nutrition, exercise, child development, and other issues related to pregnancy, childbirth, and infant health. Home visiting is a frequently used strategy to work with families on a longer-term basis.

For more information about the PPP or to learn more about becoming a member, contact us at: [email protected]

AccessMatters


1700 Market Street, Suite 1540 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 985-2600 | [email protected] Formerly Family Planning Council -founded 1972

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