28th Annual Perinatal Partnership Conference - 2023
Plan to attend in Myrtle Beach, SC in Fall 2023!
NCPA 2023 Annual Meeting to be held during the NC Section Business Luncheon at the Annual Conference but available online to all members.
Annual Meeting date is Monday, October 2, 2023 12-1pm!
Dr. Ann Wolfe Memorial Perinatal Partnership Conference Scholarship
Each year, the NCPA offers two conference scholarships in memory of former board member, Dr. Ann Wolfe. The scholarships are offered as reward and recognition for staff employed at a NC local health department in Maternal Child Health programs. The scholarships are awarded to two recipients to cover registration and basic travel expenses to the annual NC/SC Perinatal Partnership Conference.
Nomination criteria include:
- Nominee must be employed by a NC Local Health Department with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Women's and/or Children's Health.
- Nomination form must be signed by the Health Director
Application available here: NC Perinatal Association Ann Wolfe Conference Scholarship Application
Lauren Jessup is a Care Manager for high risk pregnancies at the Stokes County Health Department. Her supervisor states that she thinks “outside the box” to ensure regular contact with her clients. Her application stated “Her enthusiasm when she hears the news that one of her clients had a safe and healthy delivery or reached a milestone point in their pregnancy is contagious!
Connie Caudle is a Nursing Supervisor at Yadkin County Medical Clinic. She has been married for 25 years and has three wonderful children. Her background in women's health has included being a staff nurse on the Mother Baby unit at Novant Health FMC and in the OB/GYN ambulatory clinic at Atrium Health WFBMC Downtown Health Plaza. She is certified in Maternal Newborn Nursing and a recipient of the Daisy Award. She is working towards her MSN-FNP as well as a DNP at Walsh University.
North Carolina Perinatal Association Baby Booty Awards
Any member of NCPA may nominate for a Baby Booty award. Please attach one separate sheet providing reasons for your nomination, along with examples.
Please contact Mona Brown Ketner at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Business & Industry Award
This award recognizes a company located in North Carolina that has had a significant impact on perinatal health for families, women, and infants. This may include businesses with family friendly policies, including family leave policies, daycare, and support for breastfeeding. Medical practices are eligible for this award. AWARDED BIANNUALLY EVERY ODD YEAR.
This award is presented to a local, state, or national legislator with a history of supporting or introducing bills/policies which promote the health and well-being of mothers, fathers, infants, and families. Examples include; boards of health, county commissioners, city council members, state and federal legislators or staff. AWARDED BIANNUALLY EVERY ODD YEAR.
This award recognizes a regional or local team of providers (nurses, educators, doctors, pharmacist, social workers, etc.) who make an impact on women and families during the perinatal period. AWARDED BIANNUALLY EVERY ODD YEAR.
2019 Recipient - Mothering Asheville
This award is presented to a person who positively impacts the outcome of the perinatal period and/or has established innovative programs or has contributed to the body of knowledge through research. AWARDED BIANNUALLY EVERY ODD YEAR
Special Recognition Awards
This award is not recognized every year. It is typically awarded to an individual, program or group that does not fit in any one of the other award categories, but who is worthy of special recognition by NCPA for service to North Carolina mothers and babies.
Tara Owens Shuler
Ann Wolfe Award
The Ann F. Wolfe Award was created and first awarded in 2001 in recognition of Dr. Wolfe's guiding force in the health of mothers and children throughout her career. She gave many years of service to North Carolina women, children and their families. She was a member of the NC Perinatal Association Board at the time of her death in February 2002. In giving this award we look for those who have given likewise over many years of service.