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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Located at:

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Current Projects

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Mother FPQC

Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE)

In Florida, the rate of delivery hospitalizations for pregnant women who use opioids increased from 0.5 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations in 1999 to 6.6 in 2014. The MORE Initiative focuses on improving treatment and care within Florida delivery hospitals for pregnant women who use opioids.


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a combination of signs and symptoms of in utero drug exposure. 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.