The main page for AIM’s resources, data collection plan, change package, and other implementation details for the Severe Hypertension bundle.

The Improving Health Care Response to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy toolkit supports timely recognition and response to hypertension and preeclampsia.

AWHONN has developed a standardized approach to ensuring that postpartum parents are empowered to recognize and act on signs of potentially life-threatening postpartum complications. The POST-BIRTH Warning Signs online course and program resources educate nurses and other healthcare professionals about the significance of postpartum maternal mortality and severe morbidity in the U.S. and how to provide consistent parent education aimed at reversing this trend.

Referenced in 5/18/22 webinar.

Leading the way to reduce chronic lung disease in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome.

In 2021, the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) will launch the statewide obstetric quality improvement initiative, Birth Equity (BE). This is an important statewide quality improvement initiative selected by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Statewide Quality Council (SQC) and Perinatal Advisory Committee to engage hospital teams to implement strategies to address maternal health disparities and promote birth equity. Birth equity is the assurance of the conditions of optimal births for all people with a willingness to address racial and social inequities in a sustained effort.

ILPQC will work alongside hospital teams to achieve
this goal through: addressing social determinants of health during prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care; utilizing race/ethnicity medical record and quality data; engaging patients, support partners, and communities with a focus on patient-centered care; and engaging and educating providers, nurses, and staff to improve birth equity.

The following list of resources has been aggregated for those interested in learning more about birth equity. As a part of CMQCC’s Birth Equity Collaborative, participating hospitals have identified the framework and resources below as useful in beginning conversations about birth equity on their units. We at CMQCC are not experts in birth equity, and would like to highlight and amplify the work of the Black-led organizations and leaders who created these resources. Whenever possible, we have hyperlinked to the original source. 

Building thoughtful patient and family partnerships into QI initiatives and other projects is essential to establishing increased quality and safety in health care.  

By supporting patient and family voices and encouraging space for collaboration, health care professionals can help ensure shared vision and values are at the forefront of determining solutions to improve a community’s health outcomes.