The Alberta Perinatal Health Program (APHP) is a longstanding provinical program within Alberta Health Services (AHS) that is dedicated to improving health outcomes of pregnant women and newborns through education & consultation, information management & research, and quality & innovation. The Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical NetworkTM (MNCY SCNTM) and APHP have recently partnered together to promote a shared vision of healthy mothers, babies, and families.
APHP promotes maternal health, positive birth outcomes and healthy infancy through services to healthcare providers with a view to enhance practitioner knowledge and skills; promote evidence informed clinical practice through quality assurance and facilitate the collection and analysis of perinatal data for surveillance. The PeriLink data repository is used to inform and evaluate programs and provides provincial leadership alongside partners and stakeholders. APHP facilitates perinatal health research by offering epidemiology support and providing data from the PeriLink data repository to support Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) and AHS Health System Access approved projects.
The APHP collaborates with all AHS Zones offering direct support through education, quality, and information to enhance the consistent delivery of safe, quality care for maternal, newborn care across the province.