____________________________________________________________________ The National Perinatal Association's Family Advocacy Network (FAN) champions collaborative relationships between families and the medical professions who care for them. We believe that family-centered care begins with including families in the creation of policies, procedures, and best practices.
NPA's Family Advocacy Network (FAN) brings together family advocates from every arena of maternal-infant care to share their ideas and cultivate their talents as we address the medical, educational, and psychosocial needs of families.
NPA is uniquely committed to developing, promoting, and elevating parent voices - and leadership. This is done by including parent leaders at our annual conferences, in our interdisciplinary workgroups, and through parent participation on NPA's Board of Directors.
However, we recognize that most parents, families, and family advocates do not have the same institutional or organizational funding and support to facilitate their participation in NPA activities that many of our other colleagues do.
So in 2018 the NPA established this scholarship program in order to support and facilitate parent participation.
It is named in honor of the founding parent members of the Family Advocacy Network, Becky Hatfield and Mike Hynan. These two parent leaders and advocates exemplify what parent participation can do to revolutionize care.
Please join us as we work together to bring real, measurable, and substantive progress in the implementation of family-centered care.
Please apply for this scholarship.
Cheryl Milford, MEd. and Erika Goyer, FAN Co-Chairs
The Mission of NPA:
The National Perinatal Association (NPA) is an interdisciplinary organization of professionals, parents and advocates that is the leading voice in perinatal care in the United States. We educate, advocate and integrate all voices with equality and respect to support pregnant women, infants and their families and the professionals who care for them. NPA works to create positive change in perinatal care with healthcare, parent, government and nonprofit organizations.
We are currently providing funding to support parent participation in this year's conference is:
Improving Access to Perinatal Care: Confronting Disparities and Inequities in Maternal-Infant Health
Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island
But there are more opportunities to be involved. NPA is actively recruiting new parent members. For more information, email Erika Goyer email@example.com