Perinatal health care champions learn and network at FPQC’s 2019 eighth annual conference

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More than 200 perinatal health care workers and advocates joined the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) for the eighth annual conference April 4-5 in Tampa, Fla. The FPQC, based at the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles Center, aims to advance perinatal health care quality and patient safety for all of Florida’s mothers and infants.  […]

“Doing the best for our patients”: statewide NAS initiative launches

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The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) latest infant-focused project, kicked off on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Teams from 32 hospitals, along with representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Nurse-Family Partnership Florida, Healthy Families Florida, and Florida Hospital Association met in Orlando to learn about the background […]

PROVIDE Mid-Project Meeting Draws National QI Experts

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Forty-five Florida hospitals are involved in Florida’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative, which seeks to reduce the number of women who deliver infants by cesarean section. On September 21, 2018, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative sponsored a day of collaborative learning on the PROVIDE Initiative for Florida hospitals and guests from the New Jersey […]

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 […]