Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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Current Projects


Mother FPQC

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a combination of signs and symptoms of in utero drug exposure. While it mostly occurs in the context of antepartum opiates, these symptoms may be attributed to a multitude of drug exposures (e.g., central nervous system stimulants or depressants).  Neonates experiencing withdrawal after birth are not addicted or psychologically dependent on drugs, rather they are manifesting physical signs and symptoms of withdrawal.  The purpose of this project is to work with Florida NICUs and stakeholders to standardize approaches to address variability in NAS management and decrease neonatal length of stay related to NAS.


Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE)

About one-fifth of Florida hospitals meet the Healthy People 2020 national goal for Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex (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.

Birth Certificate Accuracy Improvement Initiative (BCI)

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


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.