MOMS Orange County was awarded an $182,100 California Department of Public Health contract for the Regional Perinatal Program of Orange County. The two-year contract will also continue the efforts of the Orange County Perinatal Council (OCPC) an initiative that provides leadership in promoting access to health services and develops linkages between health professionals and organizations in Orange County.
There are 9 funded Regional Perinatal programs throughout California working with their local health care providers to provide regional planning, coordination, and recommendations to assure appropriate levels and quality of care. The primary purpose of the Regional Perinatal Program of Orange County is to bring together public and private health care providers to increase positive birth outcomes. This is done through information gathering, sharing best practices and utilizing quality improvement data. MOMS Orange County will also help to develop, monitor and implement quality improvement activities.
Since 1999, Sadie Sacks has been the Director of the Regional Perinatal Program of Orange County and the Orange County Perinatal Council. A Registered Nurse, Ms. Sacks holds extensive experience in program development, quality improvement for pregnant women and their infants and initiating school and community-based health education programs.
“Having worked collaboratively with MOMS Orange County for many years, I believe it is a community-based organization that utilizes an innovative standard of care for the benefit of patients and clients,” said Sadie Sacks. “Placing the state contract with MOMS Orange County will benefit families in our community by disseminating the information that is important for positive birth outcomes.”
Collaborative partners of the Regional Perinatal Program of Orange County include March of Dimes, Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), Children & Families Commission of Orange County, California Department of Public Health, Orange County Health Care Agency, and hospitals in Orange County.
At MOMS Orange County, we believe that to drive a successful community and society, we must start with healthy babies,” said CEO, Pamela Pimentel, RN. “We will continue to work together with our community providers and agency partners to ensure every baby has a bright future and a health beginning.”