Learn more about AAP neonatal care tools and resources, including the NICU Verification Program, designed to help healthcare professionals improve outcomes for high-risk newborns through education and guidance on neonatal care.
Neonatal Care Overview
The AAP is the professional home to 3,200 neonatologists and is devoted to improving the care and survival of our most vulnerable newborns. The AAP embraces the importance of a multi-disciplinary, family-centered approach to neonatal care.
The AAP is the leading authority on the topic of Neonatal Levels of Care and Perinatal Care.
AAP NICU Verification Program
The AAP NICU Verification Program originally launched as an approved survey agency for neonatal levels of care in the state of Texas. The AAP continues to survey neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Texas and is expanding to provide consultation and verification to NICUs across the country. The program is designed to review NICUs to verify whether they meet the standards for a specific level of neonatal care. The AAP is the leading authority on this topic as the author of the policy statement, Levels of Neonatal Care. The NICU Verification Program strives to improve neonatal outcomes by delivering a consultative and collaborative approach to NICU verification surveys.
The AAP NICU Verification Program improves outcomes for high-risk newborns by supporting a system that ensures every high-risk newborn receives care in a facility with the personnel and resources appropriate for the newborn’s needs.
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Podcasts and Voices Blogs
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Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Shannon Adams, a fourth-year student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, about her article in the journal Pediatrics focusing on racial disparities in the NICU.
Pediatrics on Call|
February 16, 2021
Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, talk to Commander Sharyn E. Parks, PhD, MPH, about her research on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death.
Pediatrics on Call|
April 27, 2021
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