Free Resources for Our Professional Partners
Program and Educational Materials
To help maternal and child health care providers improve the health of pregnant individuals and families in South Jersey, the Cooperative offers program and educational materials free of charge. These materials cover important health issues such as quitting tobacco, lead poisoning prevention, postpartum wellness and more.
Maternal and Child Health Resource Directory
The Maternal and Child Health Resource Directory is a project of the Cooperative’s Education Committee to facilitate awareness of and access to the rich array of subject matter expertise available in the region. This free tool makes it easy to find the right speaker for your maternal and child health needs.
The Cooperative is proud to offer a variety of the region's most influential and prestigious guest speakers who are available to provide trainings, presentations, insight and information to your group.
Ann Coyle, RNC, CPLC
Marilyn Mapp, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Nancy Powell, PhD, MSN, CNM, RNC-OB
Patricia D. Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB
Melissa Weissman, DNP, RNC-NIC, CPNP-PC
To submit your information for possible inclusion in the directory, click here.
Maternal and Child Health Data
Since 1984, the Cooperative has collected perinatal data in South Jersey to identify emerging issues, unmet needs and trends. Each year, this data is analyzed and the findings presented in our annual publication Achievement: Regional Collaborative Database. Among the issues being monitored are Birth Weight, Maternal Age, Entry to Prenatal Care, Plurality, Neonatal and Fetal Mortality, Breastfeeding Rates and Cesarean Birth Rate.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DATA
An excellent source of local perinatal data, NJSHAD (State Health Assessment Data) is a query module for birth data derived from the New Jersey Birth Certificate database. Click here to access system.
NJ PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) is a joint project of the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information from PRAMS is used to help plan better health programs for New Jersey mothers and infants.
Racial Perception and Adverse Birth Outcomes
Racial discrimination and racism are chronic stressors and may also be a risk factor for adverse birth outcomes.
Maternal Depression and Pregnancy Outcomes
The rate of pregnant individuals with a depression diagnosis at delivery increased seven times from 2000 to 2015. Learn what the Cooperative is doing to enhance postpartum depression services in South Jersey through the Postpartum Wellness Initiative for South Jersey.
MATERNAL DATA CENTER
Maintained by the New Jersey Department of Health, the Maternal Data Center provides recent maternal data, information about state services and resources and recommended readings. Click here to access Center.
Our Executive Director Helen Hannigan breaks down the 2021 Achievement Report
Listed below are links to state and national maternal and child health initiatives and agencies.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Advocates for Children of New Jersey influences policymakers to create better laws to protect the state's children. Their website includes Kids Count data and publications detailing child welfare laws.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders NJ
The New Jersey Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and other Perinatal Addictions promotes awareness of the impact of exposure to alcohol and other substances on the developing fetus, identifies children and young adults with FASDs through screening and promotes coordinated life-long services and supports for those affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol and other substances.
New Jersey Department of Health
The New Jersey Department of Health pro