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 […]

Lee Health Wins 2017 John Curran Quality Improvement Award

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Lee Health has been awarded the inaugural Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) John Curran Quality Improvement Award for its efforts in decreasing maternal morbidity. In application for this award, Lee Health submitted its quality improvement project titled “Decreasing Maternal Morbidity in a Multi-Hospital System.” Carol Lawrence, PhD, Lee Health obstetrical administration supervisor, perinatal practice, education, […]

Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative in Cali, Colombia

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative has 33 hospitals involved working to treat all women who present with a blood pressure of 160/110 (either reading) within one hour of two elevated measurements. Because Florida’s ACOG District XII, a main supporter of FPQC quality improvement (QI) projects, also encompasses the country of Colombia, […]

FPQC conference expands perinatal care quality and knowledge

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative of the USF College of Public Health held its 2017 annual conference on April 27 and 28 in Tampa, Fla. The sixth annual conference attracted more than 220 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders from across the state. Perinatal health care professionals joined a statewide conversation on improving the […]