Thank you for visiting the Center for Perinatal Advocacy at Providence Hospital. The need for public awareness on improving birth outcomes and decreasing infant mortality in the District of Columbia is critical. With infant mortality differing drastically by ward in the nation's capital, reducing health disparities among our families and eliminating infant death altogether become increasingly imperative. For nearly 150 years, Providence Hospital has maintained a simple yet intensely challenging pledge to provide health care with compassion, respect, and generosity of spirit, especially for the most vulnerable members of our society. The Center for Perinatal Advocacy at Providence Hospital was developed to establish a legacy to improve maternal and child health in the District of Columbia. The Center for Perinatal Advocacy aims to improve the understanding of maternal and child health and health care issues by public and private sector individuals and community partners. The goal of the Center for Perinatal Advocacy is to improve birth outcomes and decrease infant mortality in the District through implementation of best practices and policy.
Center for Perinatal Advocacy
- Learn about policies and best practices, lessons learned and effectiveness of current programs.
- Connect with other stakeholders with in the District and nationally who grapple with the same challenges and share the same commitment to improving maternal and infant health.
- Collaborate on innovative solutions to solving the infant mortality crisis in the District.
Rooted in the compassionate ministry of Jesus, the Center for Perinatal Advocacy’s mission is to provide leadership in order to strengthen families in the District of Columbia through education, advocacy, and service to safeguard the health and well being of mothers and their infants. We strive to be a catalyst for innovative maternal and infant best practices focusing on education, outreach, and improving birth outcomes with the goal of decreasing infant mortality.
The Center for Perinatal Advocacy adopts Ascension’s shared values with special attention to justice, dignity and commitment to families. We promote:
Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
Creativity: Courageous innovation
Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry