Posts Tagged Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Dr. William Sappenfield named 2022 Distinguished University Professor

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USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center, was recently named a USF Distinguished University Professor. The Distinguished University Professor award recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers both within and outside USF. The title is awarded through a […]

Wrapping Up Maternal QI Initiatives: PROVIDE & MORE Focus on Sustainability

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) has had an exciting Spring as the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) and the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) Initiatives conclude. Virtual celebration meetings with teams were held on May 4th, 2022 for PROVIDE and May 17th, 2022 for MORE, with over 180 participants between both meetings. These celebrations recognized hospitals for their many successes and discussed how to sustain their successes and momentum achieved during the initiatives.  Dr. William Sappenfield, FPQC Director, opened the meetings with a special thank you for hospital teams’ […]

FPQC takes action to prevent deaths of new mothers suffering opioid addiction

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Overdoses are now the leading cause of pregnancy-associated death in Fla. According to the Florida Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, more deaths occur related to drugs than due to complications related to pregnancy, accounting for one in four of these deaths. To combat this crisis, the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles […]

PROVIDE and MORE Virtual Mid-Point Meetings Celebrate Successes and Look to the Future

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) has been busy this fall preparing for the final virtual meetings for our two maternal health quality improvement initiatives: PROVIDE (Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries) and MORE (Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort). On September 23, over 130 attendees from 45 hospital teams, Healthy Start Coalitions, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, and state agencies and organizations gathered virtually to learn how the PROVIDE initiative is progressing, hear tips from state and national experts on reducing Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex (NTSV) cesarean births, and gain inspiration for making the […]

New neonatal initiative aims to better involve families


Monica Babich didn’t feel like a mother when she was separated from her daughter Elara following her birth. Skin-to-skin care in the neonatal intensive care unit changed that. By holding Elara skin-to-skin, Monica could feel like a mother and knew she was providing just what Elara needed. Monica, was one of three mothers and fathers who spoke on the experience of parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PAIRED Initiative Kick Off meeting held on March 19, 2021. FPQC’s new infant health […]


Continuing to PROVIDE during the pandemic: Florida hospitals meet to promote primary vaginal deliveries


The Mid-Project Meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative looked a little different than meetings in the past. Held virtually on November 19, 2020, the meeting attracted more than 130 participants including hospital representatives, healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders. The meeting was an opportunity […]

The Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort Mid-Project Meeting Connects Diverse Stakeholders


On October 22, 2020, more than 85 participants, representing hospitals, Healthy Start Coalitions, managed care organizations and other stakeholders, gathered for the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) virtual mid-project meeting to assess progress and brainstorm future strategies for supporting mothers. The meeting highlighted the impact of the latest data on maternal death rates, as well as the status of quality improvement activities among hospitals involved in the initiative. Keynote speakers shared information on efforts to build networks of care and deliver trauma-informed services to vulnerable women with OUD before and […]

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 […]