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State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

State perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) are networks of perinatal care providers and public health professionals working to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes through continuous quality improvement. Many states currently have active collaboratives, and others are in development. CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) currently funds six states for the State-Based PQCs Cooperative Agreement: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Alabama             
Alabama Perinatal Excellence Collaborative

Alaska 
Perinatal Health Program

Arizona
Arizona Perinatal Trust

Arkansas
Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative

California (CDC/DRH Funding)
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)
California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)
CMQCC Success Story  [PDF – 324 KB]

Colorado
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC)

Connecticut
Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Delaware
Delaware Perinatal Cooperative           

Florida  
Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Georgia
Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC)
Contact:
Seema Csukas, MD, PhD
Title V/MCH Program Director
Georgia Department of Public Health
secsukas@dhr.state.ga.us

Hawaii
Hawaii Collaborative Health Initiative

Idaho
Idaho Perinatal Project

Illinois (CDC/DRH Funding)
Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC)

Indiana
Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC)
Contact:
Bob Bowman, M.S.
Director of Genomics and Newborn Screening
Indiana State Department of Health
bobbowman@isdh.IN.gov

Iowa
Statewide OB Task Force

Kansas 
Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Contact:
Shalae Harris, RN, BSN, MPA
KPQC Consultant
March of Dimes-Greater Kansas Chapter
SHarris@marchofdimes.org

Kentucky
Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Louisiana
Louisiana Birth Outcomes Initiative

Maryland
Maryland Patient Safety Center Perinatal Collaborative
Maryland Patient Safety Center Neonatal Collaborative

Massachusetts (CDC/DRH Funding)
Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC)                
Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Michigan
Michigan VON Collaborative
Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone: Obstetrics (OB)

Mississippi 
Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MSPQC)
Contact:
Charlene Collier MD, MPH, MHS
MSPQC State Director
Mississippi State Department of Health
Charlene.Collier@msdh.ms.gov

Nebraska
Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative

New Hampshire
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network

New Jersey       
New Jersey Hospital Association Perinatal Collaborative

New Mexico 
New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative (NM PNC)

New York (CDC/DRH Funding)
New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC)
NYSPQC Success Story [PDF - 364KB]

North Carolina (CDC/DRH Funding)
Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina                   

Ohio (CDC/DRH Funding)   
Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC)
OPQC Success Story [PDF - 187KB]

Oklahoma          
Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative

Oregon
Oregon Perinatal Collaborative
Contacts:
Aaron B Caughey, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean, Women’s Health Research and Policy
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
caughey@ohsu.edu

Yvonne Gordon MSHCM, BSN, RNC-NIC
Oregon Perinatal Collaborative
QI Consultant March of Dimes- Oregon
ydgme@msn.com

South Carolina 
South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative

Tennessee         
Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care

Texas
Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies
Contact:
Office of Title V & Family Health
Texas Department of State Health Services
titleV@dshs.state.tx.us   

Utah
Utah Women and Newborn Quality Collaborative

Vermont
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network

Washington
Washington State Perinatal Collaborative

West Virginia
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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