CDC Support for State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaborative Has Expanded

Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Issue: 
No.198
Category: 
News of Interest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided funding to improve the quality of perinatal care in 13 states including Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Mississippi, New York, Wisconsin, and Oregon through the Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQCs). PQCs are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies. Detailed efforts of PQCs include the following:

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

The funding for these states will begin in September of 2017 with the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) serving as the coordinating center for the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NNPQC). NNPQC supports the state-based PQCs in making measureable improvements in statewide health care and outcomes for babies and mothers. 

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