Family-centered care (FCC) is a shared approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnership among health care professionals, patients, and families. FCC places an emphasis on collaborating with people of all ages and backgrounds, at all levels of care, and in all health care settings. FCC assures that health care is responsive to priorities, preferences, and values of patients and their families. FCC recognizes that families are essential partners not only to improve the quality and safety of health care for the patient but also to improve outcomes for the family.
Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) hopes to improve the provision of FCC in partnership with hospitals through this pilot initiative.
The FPQC is currently recruiting pilot hospitals for this infant health initiative. Please read the application guide in its entirety so learn about project details, hospital team commitments, and how to apply.
The deadline to apply for the pilot has passed. The pilot initiative will launch in January 2021.
We are designing PAIRED to assist NICUs in developing and implementing unit-specific strategies that will improve how a family engages with the NICU staff to assist in the care of their infant in a way that provides value to the family and to the NICU team. As its centerpiece project, this initiative will facilitate adoption or expansion of safe skin-to-skin care, which has a growing evidence basis for achieving better infant and family outcomes.
Pilot hospitals for this initiative will help assess, refine and optimize the FCC change package, family survey and reporting system for a larger PAIRED Initiative.
A variety of resources will be provided at no cost to support the efforts of pilot hospital teams, including a hospital toolkit, evidence-based clinical recommendations from the FPQC’s interdisciplinary advisory group, grand rounds and technical assistance from an expert in the field, online training webinars and collaborative calls, and secure data tracking with monthly quality improvement data reports.