Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multistate networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies. PQC members identify healthcare processes that need to be improved and use the best available methods to make changes as quickly as possible.
PQCs have contributed to
- Reductions in deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy without a medical reason.
- Reductions in healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in newborns.
- Reductions in severe pregnancy complications.
In Minnesota, there is the Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) which is a network of organizations, medical providers, content experts, and community voices led by the Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MNPQC seeks to improve perinatal and infant health outcomes with an emphasis on improving health equity for all birthing people.
*Find the PQC in your state here.