National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Launch

November 29 and 30, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas

The National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (NNPQC), sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the March of Dimes, supports the development and enhances the ability of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQCs) to make measurable improvements in the statewide maternal and infant health care and health outcomes. 

The goal of the meeting is to provide opportunities for the sharing of best practices and lessons learned in developing value based collaboratives, and above all, to create a national learning network that will support the needs of individual state collaboratives going forward. View the save-the-date flyer.

PQCs are defined as state or multi-state networks of multidisciplinary teams that are working to improve measurable outcomes for maternal and infant health by advancing evidence-informed clinical practices and processes using quality improvement (QI) principles. PQCs address gaps by working with clinical teams, experts and stakeholders, including patients and families, to spread best practices, reduce variation and optimize resources to improve perinatal care and outcomes. Strategies include use of the collaborative learning model, use of rapid-response data for QI, and providing QI science support and assistance. The ultimate goal of PQCs is to achieve improvements in population-level outcomes in maternal and infant health. 

Who should attend?* 

  • High level staff at emerging or established PQCs, such as clinical, data, or project leads as well as patient advocates and/or family representatives
  • PQCs at all stages of development and implementation are welcome. 
  • The event is aimed at individuals involved in PQCs across the United States.  


Registration for the Launch will open in September 2016 and be limited to 200 people total. An invitation will be sent to each existing or emerging Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC), who will be invited to send up to three participants of their choice. One participant will be sponsored (registration, hotel, travel, and meal-related expenses will be covered) and any additional participants will be responsible for their own registration ($200) plus hotel, travel, and expenses for meals not included in the conference. A limited number of competitive scholarships may be available. 

To receive regular e-mail updates about the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (including the Launch event), please complete the form below. Contact with any questions or concerns. Revisit this page for more information as it becomes available. *Information is subject to change without notice.


Funding for this event was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written event materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services or the March of Dimes, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the March of Dimes or the U.S. Government.