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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative celebrates 10 years of advancing the health of mothers and infants (VIDEO)

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), housed in the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles Center, has been on a mission of making sure Florida’s infants and mothers receive the highest quality health care and outcomes for the last decade. Some improvements hospitals have made because of the FPQC’s efforts […]

Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties wins FPQC Director’s Award

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Director’s Award goes to an organization that has gone above and beyond to assist the FPQC in improving the health and health care of moms and babies in Florida.  “Dixie Morgese and the Healthy Start Coalition of Flagler and Volusia Counties clearly exemplify this in the Collaborative’s effort to address the state’s neonatal opioid withdrawal crisis through improving the care for moms and infants,” said FPQC Director Bill Sappenfield. The Coalition has made multiple contributions to the FPQC’s Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) and Neonatal […]

Drugs are leading cause of maternal deaths in Florida, report finds

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In 2017, drug-related deaths were the leading cause of death to mothers during pregnancy or within one year afterward, which accounts for one in four of these deaths in Florida, according to a new urgent pregnancy-associated mortality review (PAMR) message to providers and hospitals. Most (75%) of these drug-related deaths […]

Tampa General Hospital Wins 2020 John Curran Quality Improvement Award

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Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) 2020 John Curran Quality Improvement Award winner for its efforts to expand mother’s access to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) options in the immediate postpartum period. In their application, Tampa General submitted its quality improvement project titled “TGH Access LARC […]

Dr. William Sappenfield receives March of Dimes service award

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. William M. Sappenfield, director of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) and Chiles Center, has been named the recipient of the March of Dimes Florida Chapter’s 2019 Lawton Chiles Service Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of […]

William Sappenfield receives March of Dimes Service Award

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The Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes announced the recipient of its 2019 Lawton Chiles Service Award: Dr. William M. Sappenfield, director of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of maternal and child health in the state of […]

Hospitals vow to do MORE: FPQC’s new Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort

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November 14, 2019 marked the kickoff for the newest maternal quality improvement initiative developed by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) – the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE). Over 120 representatives from 23 hospitals, 11 Healthy Start Coalitions, several Medicaid managed care organizations and state agencies attended this day-long event […]