Partners in Inner-city Integrated Prenatal Care (PIIPC)

The Partners in Inner-city Integrated Prenatal Care (PIIPC) project consists of four inter-related initiatives that aim to reduce inequities in use of prenatal care  in the Winnipeg Health Region.


  • This project builds on knowledge gained from a previous study that investigated barriers and facilitators women in inner-city neighborhoods perceived as influencing their use of prenatal care.
  • The PIIPC project was developed by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) decision-makers working in the areas of population and public health, primary care, and women's health, as well as representatives from Healthy Child Manitoba, Manitoba Health, and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manitoba.
  • The proposal to evaluate this project,  Reducing inequities in access to and use of prenatal care in the Winnipeg Health Region through health system improvement, has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for a period of three years (2012-2015), with partnership funding from the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC), the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Healthy Child Manitoba. Evaluation of the project and its outcomes will be monitored by members of the research team.

The following four initiatives are being implemented and evaluated:

For more information, please refer to the Communication Bulletin.

The PIIPC project was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of the Wave magazine, as part of a feature on projects being carried out under the Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement Program that have received partnership funding from Research Manitoba.

Click this title to read the article, “Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Prenatal care program makes a difference in the inner city.

Click here to read other articles in the Summer issue of "The Wave."

All women who receive prenatal care through the project are given the "Pregnancy Passport”


PIIPC Project Evaluation Report 2017

PIIPC Infographic


Quarterly Updates

PIIPC Quarterly Update - August 2016

PIIPC Quarterly Update - December 2015

PIIPC Quarterly Update - June 2015

PIIPC Quarterly Update - December 2014

PIIPC Quarterly Update - September 2014

PIIPC Quarterly Update - June 2014

PIIPC Quarterly Update - March 2014

PIIPC Quarterly Update - December 2013

PIIPC Quarterly Update - September 2013

PIIPC Quarterly Update - June 2013

PIIPC Quarterly Update - March 2013

PIIPC Quarterly Update - December 2012

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