The goal of this project was to work with Florida hospitals to improve hospital policies, procedures, and collaboration to increase access to immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) usage, and to work with Medicaid, and other payers and state partners, to facilitate their use.
The Birth Certificate Initiative's purpose was to improve the accuracy of birth certificate reporting for health care quality improvement and public health purposes. It ran from 2018 - 2019. Archived training webinars and resources are available at the BCI website.
The BCI Pilot took place from 2017-2018, and aimed to improve the accuracy of 22 key birth certificate variables to at least 95% by providing training, support, and data reporting.
The aim of the Mother's Own Milk (MOM) project was 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.
Visit the Mother's Own Milk (MOM) project website.
The HIP Initiative launched in 2015, with participating of 32 Florida and 1 Colombia hospital. The project focused on reduction of short and long-term morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy hypertension; Proper screening, diagnosis and management of hypertensive disorders; Timely recognition and quick, organized response to preeclampsia; and Proper discharge screening and planning, including patient education. In 2017, this project entered a Sustainability Phase.
This project addressed the transition from fetal to neonatal life of newborns with a gestational age less than 30 6/7 weeks or birth weight less than 1500 grams. This QI initiative focused on the effects of Delivery Room management practices - including teamwork, thermoregulation, oxygen administration and delayed cord clamping.
In order to address Florida's pregnancy-related mortality, the FPQC's maternal health advisors developed a Florida quality improvement Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) to address one of the largest and most preventable causes of maternal mortality in Florida.
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 ACOG District XII.