What is a Perinatal Quality Collaborative?
Healthy pregnancies for moms – and a healthy start to life for babies – are fundamental aspects of public health. Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) combine the expertise of clinical teams and public health leaders, working together to improve quality of care for mothers and their babies.
Shared Purpose With Our Partners
PQCs partner with hospitals, state agencies, and other organizations – along with the families and communities they serve – to identify and address major health problems for mothers and babies in their states. After partnering with a hospital to analyze existing practices, PQCs facilitate collaborative learning to discuss best practices and share opportunities for quality improvement.
Proven successes driven by PQCs include reducing unnecessary medical interventions, infections in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and severe pregnancy complications. We are proud to implement these quality improvement tools in communities across Kansas with a variety of initiatives determined by the most crucial health needs in our state.