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Fall 2015 Newsletter:

The FPQC has had a very busy Fall! We've launched 2 new initiatives and have 2 more beginning recruitment. 

FPQC, March of Dimes Big 5 Kick Off Florida Antenatal Steroids Pilot Project

On September 18, 2015 the FPQC launched a March of Dimes Big 5 State Perinatal Quality Collaborative one-year pilot project aimed at improving antenatal corticosteroid treatment (ACT) utilization. The goal is to reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality by reaching 100% administration to at-risk mothers 23-34 weeks gestational age within the optimal timing. Click here to read more...

Florida’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative Launched

On November 6, 2015, 33 Florida hospitals and 1 hospital from Colombia attended a meeting to kick off the HIP Initiative and Florida’s participation in the national AIM program. The focus of the Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative is to improve proper screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertensive disorders related to pregnancy. Click here to read more...

Brand New Quality Improvement Training for Perinatal Care Providers

Teams from Florida hospitals attended a brand new Quality Improvement Training, developed by FPQC quality experts, for 2 days in October.  Click here to read more...

FPQC Presents State and County Fact Sheets at Florida Prematurity Summit

On November 10, 2015, Florida March of Dimes partners met to hold an inaugural Prematurity Summit. The summit explored the extent, risk factors and consequences of preterm birth in Florida and began to develop a long-term strategic plan with a statewide vision and partnership to identify and utilize evidence-based strategies to reduce the rates of preterm birth in Florida. Click here to read more...

Registration Now Open for FPQC 2016 Conference!

Don't miss Florida's premier conference focused on maternal and neonatal health care quality improvement! Click here for more information.


Announcements will be sent via the FPQC Mailing List.

Is Your Hospital on the Map?

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative has increased our reach, with more and more hospitals actively engaged as leaders working to ensure maternity and neonatal services are focused on the highest quality care and patient safety. Join our efforts!

Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Round 2

Is your hospital interested in working on Obstetric Hemorrhage? We are launching a hospital-led Round 2. No application required.

Sign Up Now!

Perinatal Indicators

The FPQC is inviting Florida delivery hospitals to participate in the new Perinatal Indicator System. Separate from the new initiatives on Hypertension in Pregnancy, Antenatal Steroids, and others offered, this new initiative is geared towards supporting hospital quality improvement efforts by providing hospital-specific quarterly reports of perinatal indicators and corresponding data quality reports.

Join us on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 12 pm – 1 pm EST for an Informational Webinar on the NEW Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Perinatal Indicator System. Register Here!

Mother's Own Milk (MOM) Project

The aim of this initiative is to increase the number of very low birth weight infants in Florida who receive mothers own milk at NICU discharge by focusing on intent to provide breast milk, establishing and maintaining mothers' supply, and transitioning to the breast.

This project is still in planning mode; recruitment of Florida NICUs will be announced via FPQC e-mail in early 2016. Check back on the project site for more information.