The Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network (CRPN) was established in 1975 through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to monitor perinatal health outcomes, increase professional and consumer knowledge and facilitate quality improvement initiatives regarding maternal infant health. Funding is currently provided to support the CRPN Perinatal Depression Project through Cuyahoga County Child and Family Health Services Block Grant, Cuyahoga County Board of Health (Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Child and Family Health Services) and the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, MomsFirst Project. Grants administration and in-kind support is provided by University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
The Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network serves Northeast Ohio and beyond. Project activities reach all of the maternity hospitals, health departments and numerous health and human service agencies serving the region.
For more information about the Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network, please contact Avril Albaugh, Project Coordinator, at Avril.Albaugh@UHHospitals.org
Data Use Consortium (DUC)
The Cuyahoga Data Use Consortium (DUC) is a perinatal-focused committee with members from MetroHealth Medical Center, the Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network, the Cleveland Department of Public Health, MomsFirst Project, the Cuyahoga County Health Department, and the March of Dimes along with representatives from Public Health Departments of all Region V counties (Cuyahoga, Lorain, Geauga, Lake, and Ashtabula). Meetings are quarterly and occur at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The goal of the committee is to share new data derived from the various agencies and the State of Ohio, and to discuss the various ongoing projects of its members.
To view a list of the DUC members, click here
Fetal/Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)
In 2005 a Fetal Death Review Committee (FIMR) was formed by MetroHealth Medical Center to formally identify and analyze all deaths of fetuses of at least 28 weeks gestation. The committee is comprised of an obstetrician, a neonatologist, a nurse, a social worker, and a nutritionist. Funding and technical support have been provided through Cuyahoga County Child and Family Health Services Program (Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Child and Family Health Services). The MetroHealth FIMR committee collaborates with the Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network to identify hospitals in the region interested in starting FIMR committees at their institutions.
To view the 2007 FIMR Report of Initial Findings, click here