What is a Perinatal Quality Collaborative?
Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for both women of reproductive age and infants. Members of the PQC identify health care processes that need to be improved and use the best available methods to make changes as quickly as possible. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The Wyoming Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WyPQC) was born out of a committed group of stakeholders from Wyoming, as well as providers who serve high-risk Wyoming births in surrounding states. This group will focus on implementing quality improvement projects that impact a broad range of issues that affect maternal and perinatal health in both healthcare and public health settings.
The WyPQC is working to implement quality improvement (QI) projects in hospitals around the state to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. These projects are selected based on a variety of factors: the needs of the population, QI initiatives already underway at hospitals, and the recommendations from Wyoming’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
While these factors may be the primary way of QI projects being chosen, the collaborative is always looking for QI project ideas related to maternal and infant health. If you have any QI project ideas, please click the link below and submit your idea!
All completed QI projects will be listed here. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this collaborative, please contact Natalie Hudanick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WyPQC releases a newsletter every month detailing updates about the collaborative, upcoming trainings, special announcements, and resources. Below you can find our most current newsletter that was sent to members, and past newsletters that have been sent out.
If you are interested in learning more about the WyPQC, or would like to contribute to this work, please contact:
Women and Infant Health Program Coordinator