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National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

The National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (NNPQC) provides resources and expertise to nationwide state-based perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) with the goal of deepening and accelerating improvement efforts for maternal and infant health outcomes.


Status: Active

September 2017 to September 2022

  • Who: PQCs in 43 states. Thirteen states—Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Wisconsin—will receive targeted technical assistance as they develop their collaboratives.
  • Funder: This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Our Role: As the coordinating center, NICHQ will enhance the coordination and communication of PQCs across the nation, advise state PQCs that are in early stages of developing their collaboratives, and give technical assistance focused on quality improvement (QI) methods that improve health outcomes for mothers and newborns.

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