The Voluntary Certification Program (VCP) is a peer review/quality assurance process for the purpose of reducing morbidity and mortality, improving the care of patients and supporting Arizona's regionalized perinatal care healthcare system.
APT works to facilitate the availability of professional education through the establishment of separate Level guidelines for continuing education, outreach education, patient & community education as well as facilitating the Annual APT Perinatal Education Conference.
The Arizona Perinatal Trust (APT), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, was established in September 1980. It was initially established by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. The Trust is dedicated to improving the health of Arizona's mothers and babies.