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    • Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP)

      Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative

      Interest in an initiative focused on Hypertension in Pregnancy has grown in Florida and nationally. From 1999-2012 hypertensive disorders caused 15.5% of pregnancy-related deaths. Maternal mortality review reports from North Carolina and California found that maternal deaths due to hypertensive disorders had significant prevention opportunities. Hypertension will be the FPQC's next focus to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.
      Hospital Recruitment will begin Summer 2015 for a Fall 2015 kick-off.

    • Human Milk in the NICU Initiative 

      Mothers Own Milk

      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.

    • Quality Indicator Project

      Quality Indicator Pilot Project

      With funding from the March of Dimes, the FPQC has initiated a Quality Improvement Indicator Pilot Project with support of project stakeholders from 7 hospitals and 7 state organizations. The project’s purpose is twofold: 1.) to pilot potential hospital perinatal health care quality improvement measures, and 2.) to pilot potential hospital data quality measures.

    • Early Elective Deliveries (EED)

      Early Elective Deliveries (EED)

      With the success of its partnership in the March of Dimes (MOD) 2011 Big 5 Project to reduce non-medically indicated deliveries <39 weeks gestation, the FPQC has expanded this initiative to more Florida hospitals by continuing to work with the MOD and the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) through the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). The three organizations are using the toolkit from the MOD Big 5 Project to assist participating hospitals in reducing early elective deliveries (EED). In order to sustain change in attitudes and practices of providers, payers and policymakers, this initiative also includes a three-year coordinated educational and communications campaign regarding the improtance of the last weeks of pregnancy.



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