Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

About Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

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 health care processes that need to be improved and use the best available methods to make changes as quickly as possible.

PQCs have contributed to important improvements in health care and outcomes for mothers and babies, including:

  • Reductions in deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy without a medical reason.
  • Reductions in health care–associated bloodstream infections in newborns.
  • Reductions in severe pregnancy complications.