The Baltimore Regional Perinatal Advisory Group (RPAG) 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, Howard and Prince George's Counties. Specifically, RPAG members represent hospital Departments of Obstetrics, Neonatology, Nursing, and Infection Control, community health centers, Medicaid managed care organizations, officials from the eight local health departments and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, and other national and state-level professional and advocacy associations.
Pertussis Prevention Movie Advertisement 2014 to 2015
A 30-second commercial targeting contacts of infants aired in Baltimore County movie theaters from December 19, 2014 until January 15, 2015. The commercial encouraged parents and caregivers to get the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccination to prevent the spread of pertussis to infants.
Substance Use in Pregnancy: A Clinician's Toolkit for Screening, Counseling, Referral and Care 2014 (PDF)
This toolkit was designed to increase knowledge and improve practices among those providing obstetric care, as well as those providing substance abuse treatment to pregnant women.
Preventing Perinatal HIV Transmission: A Clinician's Toolkit for Testing, Counseling and Referral 2015
This toolkit provides standard of care guidelines endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Prevention of Perinatal Infections 2008 (PDF)
View updated infectious disease screening requirements and recommendations.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Treatment Chart 2006 (PDF)
This chart was adapted from the Region III STD and HIV Prevention Training Center Summary to serve as a quick reference for STDs encountered in an outpatient setting.
For more information on the Baltimore Regional Perinatal Advisory Group or the RPAG Toolkits, call 410-887-3725.
Revised May 6, 2015
Revised April 6, 2016