Annette Phelps Receives March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award

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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Nurse Consultant, Annette Phelps, ARNP, MSN, is the 2016 recipient of the March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of maternal and child health in the state of Florida in the areas of leadership, advocacy, evidence informed interventions, collaboration, […]

FPQC Offers “Excellent” Training on Quality Improvement Methods

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The Florida Hospital Association office in Orlando was the site of the latest FPQC Quality Improvement 2-Day Training, a focused workshop for hospital teams to learn quality improvement science and techniques and apply them to a specific unit-based quality improvement project. Teams of nurses and physicians from four hospitals gathered on October 20 to learn […]

Florida NICU Teams Train to Improve Use of Mother’s Own Milk for Vulnerable Infants

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Breast milk is medicine for babies born very low birth weight (under 1,500 grams). For these high risk infants, being fed human milk improves gastrointestinal maturity and visual development, reduces the risk of life-threatening infections such as sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis, and reduces length of stay and health care costs. When a very low birth […]

Fifth annual Florida Perinatal Quality Conference is best yet

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, presented its fifth annual conference on April 7-8, in Tampa, Fla., attracting more than 230 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This two-day educational […]

FPQC wins state-wide Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, received the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2016 Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization. The FPQC was selected as winner of this prestigious award out of 112 nominations and 13 finalists from around the state. […]

FPQC Wins State-Wide Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative was recognized by the Blue Foundation for the 2016 Sapphire Award for the Outstanding Organization.  The FPQC was selected as winner of this prestigious award out of 112 nominations and 13 finalists from around the state. The awards, totaling $350,000, honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health […]

FPQC 2016: Fifth Annual Florida Perinatal Quality Conference is Best Yet

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative presented its fifth annual conference on April 7 and 8, 2016 in Tampa, FL, attracting more than 230 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This two-day educational program is an opportunity for perinatal health professionals and stakeholders to share information on the planning and implementation […]

Rhea Chiles tribute celebrates USF center’s legacy, looks to its future [VIDEO]

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Public health scholars and community leaders gather to highlight 20 years of the Chiles Center’s statewide contributions to the health of mothers, children and families As they celebrated the last 20 years of successes, staff and friends of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies looked toward a future of building […]