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WHO WE ARE

what we do

Last Updated on July 20, 2021


ABOUT US

With our alarming maternal morbidity and mortality rates, and the statistic that 60% of preeclampsia-related deaths are preventable, we're so glad that you are here to join in our mission.

Since 2000, we have been the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the outcomes of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by educating, supporting and engaging the community, improving healthcare practices, and finding a cure.

The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy - and to help you navigate the questions you have when you don't. We provide unparalleled support and advocacy for the people whose lives have been or will be affected by the condition – mothers, babies, fathers and their families.

Our corporate Tax ID Number is 91-2073087.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Our PURPOSE

Thousands of women and babies get very sick each year from a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preeclampsia and related disorders such as gestational hypertension, HELLP syndrome and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure, and even death of the mother and/or baby.

Our Purpose is to improve the outcomes of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by educating, supporting and engaging the community, improving healthcare practices, and finding a cure.

We envision a world where hypertensive disorders of pregnancy no longer threaten the lives of mothers and their babies.

We are steadfast in our resolve to improve diagnosis, management and prevention of preeclampsia through research and improved healthcare practices.

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ACHIEVING OUR VISION

Our TEAM

Leading the effort to solve one of the maternal health field's most pressing problems, our staff is comprised of compassionate individuals who uphold our values to be knowledgeable, trustworthy, empathetic and patient-driven.

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OVERSEEING OUR MISSION

Our BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Drawing on their years of collective professional experience, our talented Board of Directors provides critical leadership and direction to ensure our good-standing as a leading not-for-profit organization.Their dedication keeps our organization moving toward a sustainable future through sound and ethical governance and financial management policies and ensuring we have adequate resources to advance our mission for many years to come.

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ADVANCING RESEARCH AND CARE PRACTICES

Our MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Comprised of the top medical and scientific experts in preeclampsia, our medical advisory board reviews all of our educational content to ensure it is accurate, credible, and up-to-date. These top field leaders volunteer their time to help patients understand how preeclampsia impacts their pregnancy and postpartum health while advancing science and care practices. We also maintain close relationships with the governing medical organizations who oversee and shape patient care guidelines.

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KEEPING PATIENTS AT OUR HEART

Our PATIENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Because the patient voice and experience are integral to the mission of the Foundation, the Patient Advisory Council is comprised of volunteer members of the preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome community with a variety of lived maternal health experiences. They operates to directly engage the Board, staff, medical providers, and other partners in meaningful, ongoing communication about the patient perspective.

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CATALYZING PREECLAMPSIA RESEARCH

Our SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) played a key role in the development of the Preeclampsia Registry and continues to be essential to its integrity. The SAC provides representation amongst many disciplines including epidemiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, nephrology, genomics, obstetrics and gynecology (including Maternal Fetal Medicine), industry, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, patient/consumer, and the Preeclampsia Foundation Medical Medical Advisory Board..

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