CDC Expands Support for State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded six states for the State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) Cooperative Agreement (California, New York, Ohio, Illinois*, Massachusetts*, and North Carolina*).
State 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.
Funding will enhance the capabilities of PQCs to improve perinatal
outcomes by improving the quality of perinatal care in their states.
These PQCs will improve the quality of perinatal care in these states
by reducing maternal morbidity and mortality, reducing scheduled
deliveries without a medical indication (also known as elective
deliveries) before 39 weeks gestation, increasing use and
documentation of use of antenatal steroids for impending preterm
births, increasing breastfeeding rates, and reducing hospital-acquired