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Annual Conference & Awards

Conferences & Continuing Education Programs Across NC

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Online Continuing Education

NC Perinatal Association provides perinatal professionals and childbearing families with resources on maternal health, breastfeeding, substance abuse, mental health, professional training, and evidence-based practices.

 Our Online Continuing Education programs are important resources for healthcare professionals. The NC Perinatal Association provides a resource for training and continuing education needed to meet state licensure and specialty certification. We also provide links and webinars to help our members stay abreast of new research, emerging technologies, and the latest innovations and advancements in their fields.

Annual Conference

North Carolina Perinatal Association (NCPA) members are a talented and diverse community of parents and providers. However, we know that complicated problems require interdisciplinary solutions. So at NCPA, every voice is heard, respected, and valued.

Because of this multidisciplinary approach, the NCPA Annual Conference is the only one of its kind. It is a place where you can learn from colleagues from other disciplines and share your professional insights. It is a place to grow professionally. And both mentor and be mentored. Whether you are a parent, provider, caregiver, educator, or advocate, you have opportunities at this annual event.

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Earn Continuing Education Credits

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 a reward and recognition for staff employed at an 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

2023 Dr. Ann Wolfe Memorial Perinatal Partnership Conference Scholarship Recipients

Betsey Ellerbe

Betsey Ellerbe

Scotland County Health Department

Betsey has been supervising the Care Management for High Risk Pregnancy and Care Management for At Risk Children Programs since 2011. She has been married for 32 years and has 2 amazing children. Betsey began her social work career at the Marlboro County DSS where she was employed for 10 years.

Erica Mee

Erica Mee

Brunswick County Health Services

Erica has been a RN for 18 years after achieving her BSN from East Carolina University. Her career started at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in February 2005 on the Women’s Unit where she remains PRN. She transitioned to the Brunswick County Health Services in March of 2008 where she serves as the Lead Nurse for the Maternity Clinic. She’s recently finished her enhanced role training and is now able to provide BCCCP exams.


North Carolina Perinatal Association Baby Booty Awards

Business & Industry Award

This award recognizes a company located in North Carolina that has significantly impacted 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.


Legislative Award

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, and state and federal legislators or staff. 


Team Award

This award recognizes a regional or local team of providers (nurses, educators, doctors, pharmacists, social workers, etc.) who make an impact on women and families during the perinatal period.


Individual Award

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.


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 of the other award categories but is worthy of special recognition by NCPA for service to North Carolina mothers and babies.

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 served North Carolina women, children, and their families for many years. 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.