State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

State perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies. Many states currently have active collaboratives, and others are in development. CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) is currently providing support for state-based PQCs in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin. To learn about the perinatal quality improvement work supported by CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health, see Success Stories.

If you have an update for this webpage about your state PQC (for example, launch of a new PQC or a new website), please e-mail drhinfo@cdc.gov.

Alabama      
Alabama Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal

Alaska 
Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Lily Lou, MD
lilylou@mindspring.com
Jack Jacob, MD
jack_jacob@mednax.com
Sarah Truitt, MD, FACOG
STruitt@SouthcentralFoundation.com
Margaret Young
margaret.young@alaska.gov

Arizona
Arizona Perinatal TrustExternal

Arkansas
Arkansas Perinatal Forum
Erin Gildner
erin.gildner@arkansas.gov

California
California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)External
California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC)External

Colorado (CDC/DRH Funding)
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC)External

Connecticut
Connecticut Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal

Delaware (CDC/DRH Funding)
Delaware Perinatal CooperativeExternal

Florida (CDC/DRH Funding)
Florida Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal

Georgia (CDC/DRH Funding)
Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC)External

Hawaii
Hawaii Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Janet M. Burlingame, M.D.
burlinga@hawaii.edu

Idaho
Idaho Perinatal ProjectExternal

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

Indiana
Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC)External

Iowa
Statewide OB Task Force

Kansas 
Kansas Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal

Kentucky
Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Louisiana (CDC/DRH Funding)
Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC)
Pooja Mehta, MD
pooja.mehta@la.gov

Maine
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement NetworkExternal

Maryland
Maryland Patient Safety Center Perinatal CollaborativeExternal

Massachusetts (CDC/DRH Funding)
Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC)External
Massachusetts Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal (MPQC)External
Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts (PNQIN)External

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

Minnesota (CDC/DRH Funding)
Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Mississippi (CDC/DRH Funding)
Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MSPQC)External

Montana 
Montana Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Nebraska
Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement CollaborativeExternal

Nevada
Nevada Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Ingrid Mburia, PhD
Imburia@health.nv.gov
Christina Turner
Christinaturner@health.nv.gov

New Hampshire
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement NetworkExternal

New Jersey (CDC/DRH Funding)   
New Jersey Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal

New Mexico 
New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative (NM PNC)External

New York (CDC/DRH Funding)
New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC)External

North Carolina
Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North CarolinaExternal

North Dakota
North Dakota Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Collaborative
Kim Mertz
kmertz@nd.gov

Ohio
Ohio Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal (OPQC)

Oklahoma   
Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement CollaborativeExternal

Oregon (CDC/DRH Funding)
Oregon Perinatal CollaborativeExternal

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal

South Carolina 
South Carolina Birth Outcomes InitiativeExternal

Tennessee  
Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality CareExternal

Texas
Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies External

Utah
Utah Women and Newborns Quality CollaborativeExternal

Vermont
Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement NetworkExternal

Virginia
Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative (VNPC)External

Washington
Washington State Hospital Association External

West Virginia
West Virginia Perinatal PartnershipExternal

Wisconsin (CDC/DRH Funding)
Wisconsin Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal (WisPQC)

Wyoming
Wyoming Perinatal Quality CollaborativeExternal