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Current Projects

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Mother FPQC

Now Recruiting

View the recording or download the slides for our July 26, 2017 informational webinar on our two new Maternal QI Initiatives.

Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE)

About one-fifth of Florida hospitals meet the Healthy People 2020 national goal for Nulliparous Term Singleton Transverse (NTSV) cesarean section deliveries of 23.9% or less. The purpose of this project is to work with Florida stakeholders and hospitals to improve readiness, recognition, response, and reporting with the ultimate goal of promoting intended primary vaginal deliveries.

Access LARC

This is a new project with the goal of working with Florida hospitals to improve hospital policies, procedures, and collaboration to increase rates of postpartum LARC usage, and to work with Medicaid, and other payers and state partners, to facilitate their use.


Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative

From 1999-2012 hypertensive disorders caused 15.5% of pregnancy-related deaths. The HIP Initiative kicked off in Fall of 2015 and will end in Summer 2017.


Perinatal Quality Indicator System

A new statewide Perinatal Indicators System was developed to provide more timely and accurate indicators for all hospitals. This system has rolling enrollment.


Mother's Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU

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


Birth Certificate Accuracy Initiative (BCI)

Inaccurate or incomplete data in the birth certificate impacts surveillance, research, and public health prevention and intervention strategies. The BCI Pilot aims to improve the accuracy of 22 key birth certificate variables to at least 95% by providing training, support, and data reporting.



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