The National Premmie Foundation (NPF) works to raise awareness of premature birth and neonatal loss. Its aim is to ensure that all prem parents receive the information, care and support they need to make an extremely difficult time just that little bit easier.
The National Premmie Foundation (NPF) is the peak national organisation in Australia for parents who experience premature birth or neonatal loss. It consists of a network of individual members and member groups from across Australia making it the largest organisation in Australia representing the interests of families of preterm infants. The majority of our members are parents who have experienced premature birth or neonatal loss.
What does the National Premmie Foundation do?
* Raise awareness of preterm birth
* Represent the interests of parents of prems in terms of hospital policy, health policy, funding and standards of care
* Raise the profile and awareness of the plight of NICU/SCN infants and their families and the issues surrounding their care and long term development
* Work as part of an International Alliance to reduce the incidence of preterm birth
* Co-ordinate World Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day (which occurs in November each year) activities throughout Australia
* Link parents with the group best suited to meet their need for care and support.
* Facilitate and assist with the formation of new groups so that all parents have access to the support they need.
Our Network of Charity Groups
The founding groups include Preterm Infant’s Parents Association (PIPA), Loddon Mallee Kids, Life’s Little Treasures Foundation and NNICUPS . Our current member groups are L’il Aussie Prems Foundation, Yasminah’s Gift of Hope, The Premmie Promise Foundation, Tiny Sparks WA, Preterm Parents Infants Association and Walk with Wings.
The National Premmie Foundation was established in 2007 and together with our network, we have a combined total of over 50 years experience in supporting families who experience premature birth or neonatal loss.