Partner Organizations

The California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) is a statewide network of California’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and High Risk Infant Follow-up (HRIF) clinics founded by the California Association of Neonatologists as its quality action arm. Through quality improvement collaboratives, QI toolkits, and a robust statewide database, CPQCC aims to improve the quality and equity of health care delivery for California’s most vulnerable infants and their families, from birth and NICU stay to early childhood.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM), District 9, has been a partner with CAN since the beginning and serves as Co-host for the Annual CAN Conference in March every year.  The SONPM  stands as the largest of over 50 specialty subgroups within the American Academy of Pediatrics, boasting a membership of nearly 4,327 professionals. The AAP SONPM’s core activities are centered around advocacy, education, outreach, and support for pediatric and neonatal clinicians aimed at ensuring the optimal health and well-being of neonates and their mothers.

The SONPM has been instrumental in addressing payment concerns for neonatal care in collaboration with D9 and other state chapters and councils of the AAP.

The Children’s Specialty Care Coalition (CSCC) is a non-profit association in California, uniting over 2,500 pediatric specialists and 18 pediatric specialty medical groups, including the California Association of Neonatologists since 2001. Dedicated to enhancing access and quality of care for children with complex health needs, CSCC has significantly influenced pediatric healthcare through advocacy for enhanced reimbursement rates, legislation for specialty care, and the extension of telehealth policies. Among its achievements are securing a 39% enhanced reimbursement rate for California Children’s Services paneled physicians, advocating for the use of Proposition 56 tobacco tax dollars for healthcare improvements, and extending telehealth flexibilities. Working closely with stakeholders and leveraging telehealth advancements, CSCC continues to ensure high-quality care for children, especially in neonatal and pediatric intensive care, underscoring its commitment through leadership and legislative advocacy for pediatric healthcare in California.


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