What is the Regional Perinatal Advisory Group?
The Baltimore Regional Perinatal Advisory Group (RPAG) (PDF) was established in 2002 by the Perinatal Infections Outreach Program, Baltimore County Department of Health. The RPAG’s goal is to optimize the health of pregnant women and newborn infants in the Baltimore region through education, advocacy and information sharing.
RPAG members are public and private sector clinicians and administrators, public health officials, and advocates from Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, and Howard Counties. Specifically, RPAG members represent hospital departments of Obstetrics, Neonatology, Nursing, and Infection Control, community health centers, Medicaid managed care organizations, officials from the seven local health departments and the state health department, MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, and other national and state-level professional and advocacy associations.
Perinatal HIV Prevention Initiative - Screening Reminder Tools
- RPAG's HIV Toolkit
A Clinician's Toolkit for Testing, Counseling and Referral
- Prevention of Perinatal Infections 2008 (PDF)
Updated infectious disease screening requirements and recommendations.
- Preventing Perinatal HIV Transmission: A Clinician's Toolkit for Testing, Counseling and Referral
Standard of care guidelines endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Summary of 2006 CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines
- 2006 STD Treatment Chart (PDF)
Adapted from the Region III STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Summary
For more information on the Baltimore Regional Perinatal Advisory Group or the RPAG Toolkit, call 410-887-3725.
Revised August 5, 2013