New Maternal Health Quality Improvement Projects: Now Recruiting!

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Interested in a hospital quality improvement project focused on optimizing Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment, or improving readiness, response, and recognition of Hypertension in Pregnancy? The FPQC is currently recruiting hospital teams to participate in brand new maternal health quality improvement initiatives, kicking off Fall 2015. Applications are now being accepted for: Antenatal Corticosteroids Treatment (ACT) Pilot project […]

Spotlight on FPQC and Bill Sappenfield


USF Health at the University of South Florida recently spotlighted the work of FPQC Co-Director Dr. Bill Sappenfield. Dr. Sappenfield, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, is professor and chair of Community and Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, director of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, and co-director of the […]

Florida Hospitals Take Steps to Enhance Breastfeeding Practices


The Florida Department of Health has just launched the “Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly” Initiative. The DOH has partnered with 27 Florida hospitals from 15 counties who received $10,000 grants to obtain training and technical assistance to implement the WHO/UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” Program. The Baby […]

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Partners Recognized by the USF College of Public Health


The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative had the opportunity to recognize some of our exceptional community partners at a “Community Partners Celebration,” part of the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s 30th Anniversary events. More than 150 colleagues from almost 70 local, state, national, and international Exceptional Community Partner organizations attended the March 27th […]

Teams learn communication and teamwork skills at quality improvement training


Teams from Florida hospitals attended a TeamSTEPPS Master Training in Hollywood in March 2015 hosted by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the March of Dimes. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Fully trained TeamSTEPPS Masters will be […]

FPQC conference brings state’s stakeholders together for perinatal quality

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There will be plenty to talk about when the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative convenes its fourth annual conference at the Holiday Inn West Shore Hotel in Tampa on April 23-24.  Three national speakers will address this year’s conference, and the focus, as in previous editions, will be quality.  After all, that’s what the FPQC is […]

Obstetric Hemorrhage Management Online Course Available

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An online course  “Quality Improvement in Obstetric Hemorrhage Management” is now available. The course is taught by taught by Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Clinical Adviser Judette Louis, MD, MPH. It features a recording created at a live event in 2014 hosted by Baptist Health South Florida and the FPQC. The course covers how to implement the Florida […]