FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented clinical updates on hypertension in […]

Access LARC Meeting Focuses on Implementing Immediate Postpartum LARC Procedures

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The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando was the site of the mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Access LARC Initiative on May 11, 2018. This project is aimed at increasing access to a new contraception choice for women – the insertion of immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraception (LARC).  Participants attended this […]

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference 2018: Improving Perinatal Health Care Quality

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its 2018 annual conference on April 19 and 20 in Tampa, Fla. It included a two-day program of presentations, panel discussions and a wide array of workshops on diverse and relevant perinatal topics. The seventh annual conference brought together more than 260 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders […]

FPQC Launches Labor Support Skills to Promote Vaginal Deliveries Workshops

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PROVIDE (Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries) Initiative has officially kicked off state-wide. As part of the initiative, trainers will be travelling the state to provide regional workshops to hospitals involved in the project that focus on training hospital staff on labor support skills. The workshops review: The benefits of primary vaginal […]

FPQC launches initiative to increase access to LARC

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched its latest maternal initiative, Access LARC, on Friday, November 3, 2017. Teams from eight Florida hospitals, one OB residency program, and two hospitals from North Carolina along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and nine Medicaid Managed Care Organizations met […]

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FPQC Receives New CDC Funding to Support State Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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Florida is one of 12 states to be selected to receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) applied to the CDC for a new funding opportunity to support state-based perinatal quality collaboratives. The CDC offered this funding opportunity to build on previous activities to support […]

New FPQC initiative aims to increase vaginal deliveries

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) at the USF College of Public Health has launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary cesarean section deliveries in low-risk first-time mothers. “This is an important maternal health issue for Florida mothers and babies as we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the nation,” said […]

Florida Hospitals Promote Primary Vaginal Deliveries in New Initiative

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary Cesarean section delivery in low-risk first-time mothers. Delivery by cesarean section has been increasing in Florida from a low of 21.9% in 1996 to a high of 38.1% in 2012; Florida’s provisional 2016 rate is 37.4%. The US has seen […]