Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multi-state networks of multidisciplinary teams, working to improve outcomes for maternal and infant health. PQCs do that by advancing evidence-informed clinical practices and processes using quality improvement (QI) principles to address gaps in care. PCQs work with clinical teams, experts and stakeholders, including patients and families, to spread best practices, reduce variation and optimize resources to improve perinatal care and outcomes. The goal of PQCs is to achieve improvements in population-level outcomes in maternal and infant health.

PQCs current areas of focus include:

  • Reduce preterm births
  • Reduce severe pregnancy complications associated with high blood pressure and hemorrhage
  • Improve identification of and care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Reduce racial/ethnic and geographic disparities
  • Reduce cesarean births among low-risk pregnant women
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