Our transition from a Care Council to a Quality Collaborative is well under way! We are linking efforts with the Colorado Hospital Association, the Colorado Department of Health and Public Environment, the Center for Disease Control, the Vermont Oxford Network and the March of Dimes to improve outcomes for Colorado’s mothers and babies throughout our state. With their support, we will continue to address recurrent preterm birth (Safe Deliveries Colorado), neonatal antibiotic use (Colorado Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative) and survey maternal and neonatal levels of care (LOCATe) in 2017. Please see project links on the left to learn more about these initiatives.
In November of 2016, we participated in the CDC and March of Dimes’ launch of the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives. The goal of a PQC is to align perinatal care providers and public health professionals to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns by advancing evidence-based clinical practices and processes through continuous quality improvement. Colorado presented our own PQC challenges and successes. In addition to sharing our experience, we had the opportunity to learn from 43 other PQC’s from across the country. North Carolina has a fantastic record for including parent/patient representatives in their quality projects and Illinois has significantly improved the accuracy of their birth certificate data. Both are important goals for our evolving PQC.
I invite individuals, agencies, and hospitals to join us in our efforts to improve access to best practice care for all women and infants in Colorado. Our 2017 hospital support letters will be delivered this spring. The $1/live birth contribution is crucial for our volunteer based PQC’s operations. We thank you for your support, we want Colorado to be the best place to give birth or be born in the US!
Tracy Heaberlin MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, MBA Chair Colorado Perinatal Care Collaborative
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