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Florida NICU Teams Train to Improve Use of Mother’s Own Milk for Vulnerable Infants
Breast milk is medicine for babies born very low birth weight (under 1,500 grams). For these high risk infants, being fed human milk improves gastrointestinal maturity and visual development, reduces the risk of life-threatening infections such as sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis, and reduces length of stay and health care costs. When a very low birth […]
Fifth annual Florida Perinatal Quality Conference is best yet
The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, presented its fifth annual conference on April 7-8, in Tampa, Fla., attracting more than 230 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This two-day educational […]
FPQC wins state-wide Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization
The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, received the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2016 Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization. The FPQC was selected as winner of this prestigious award out of 112 nominations and 13 finalists from around the state. […]


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With a seed grant from the March of Dimes and the support of partners statewide, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative was established in 2010. The purpose for founding the FPQC was to improve Florida’s maternal and infant health outcomes through the delivery of high quality, evidence-based perinatal care. In order to achieve this goal, the FPQC consists of statewide partnerships with perinatal-related organizations, individuals, health professionals, advocates, policymakers, hospitals and payers (FPQC stakeholders). These stakeholders have been working voluntarily in data-driven, population-based, quality improvement (QI) processes focused on some of the most critical perinatal health issues in Florida. Led by a Steering Committee and a leadership team, the FPQC engages all of its stakeholders to identify the priority perinatal QI issues and to determine which initiatives are appropriate, feasible, engaging, measurable and supportable.

The FPQC seeks to create an all-inclusive culture of cooperation and transparency across the specialties of obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics and all fields engaged in maternal and infant health care by bringing together the specific expertise of physicians, nurses, nurse-midwives and all specialists involved with perinatal-related health care. Additionally, the FPQC wants to enhance this unique culture further by encouraging advocates, policymakers, payers and any other professionals concerned with perinatal health issues to communicate their distinctive perspectives within the Collaborative. By promoting this teamwork, information sharing and diversity across disciplines and professions, the FPQC continues to move forward towards achieving its vision of delivering the highest quality of health care outcomes for Florida’s mothers and infants.

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