This updated policy statement provides a review of data supporting evidence for a tiered provision of care and reaffirms the need for uniform, nationally applicable definitions and consistent standards of service for public health to improve neonatal outcomes. Redefined levels of neonatal care designed to improve outcomes, collaborative efforts Wanda D. Barfield AAP News Sep 2012, 33 (9) 8; DOI: 10.1542/aapnews.2012339-8 Advisory Council (PAC) to establish maternal and neonatal levels of care. Levels of Neonatal Care National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Reproductive Health Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Webinar December 7, 2012 Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP Indian University School of Medicine Chair, Committee on Fetus and Newborn American Academy of Pediatrics . Suggestions for membership are provided below. 3) Identify a Neonatal Medical Director and a Neonatal Program Manager. Phases of Infancy• Perinatal Period – 28 wk- 7 days• Early Neonatal Period- Birth- 7 days• Late Neonatal Period- 7 days – 28 days• Post Neonatal Period- 28 days – 1 year 3. Provision of risk-appropriate care for newborn infants and mothers was first proposed in 1976. Additionally, the level of designation and the Neonatal care 1. Indicators1. ⦁⦁ Facilitate provincial and regional data analyses of babies requiring neonatal care in the BC Perinatal Data Registry in; and ⦁⦁ Allow for possible future electronic archiving or formatting. Introduction. The Levels of Neonatal Care Practices at Health Facilities and Home Deliveries in Rural Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia . NEONATAL CARE 2. 4) Develop an Operations Committee for Neonatal Levels of Care Designation. 0 5 10 15 20 25 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 … Terms• Pre- Term - < 37 weeks• Term – 37 – 42 weeks• Post- Term - > 42 weeks• LBW - < 2500gm• VLBW - < 1500gm• ELBW - < 1000gm 4. Levels of neonatal care classification have been defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics. These leaders are imperative to the success of a hospital perinatal program. Prior to these pieces of legislation, Texas hospitals self-designated their neonatal levels of care, and so there was a lack of uniformity in standards.