The Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network (CRPN) was established in 1975 through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. Grant funded by Ohio Department of Health since 1978, the CRPN has a long history of serving Region V by providing educational outreach to implement maternal-child health initiatives. The CRPN has a well regarded reputation as an arena to bridge community and healthcare efforts to improve outcomes for women and their children. Currently the CRPN is a multi-component grant funded project aimed at improving the identification of mental health needs and access to services for pregnant/postpartum women, children and adolescents in Cuyahoga County, as well as implementing strategies to decrease smoking rates among teenagers residing in Cuyahoga County. Most aspects of CRPN project activities involve the commitment and collaboration of major stakeholders and the project has continued to receive grant funds as its primary source of support.