Posts Tagged ‘maternal health’

L&D Teams Across Florida Hone C-Section Prevention Skills

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Since early 2018, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative trainers have traveled the state teaching Labor Support Skills Workshops to promote primary vaginal deliveries to OB care providers. During the FPQC Labor Support workshops, nurses, midwives and physicians, have an opportunity to learn evidence-based strategies to prevent cesarean sections.  A Certified Nurse-Midwife and Birth Doula team traverse […]

FPQC’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Delivery Initiative Orientations Draw RN and MD Leadership

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative welcomed Florida hospital system leadership and clinical teams to two days of regional orientations to the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative. PROVIDE 2.0—an expanded and enhanced Initiative that builds on the successes of the initial PROVIDE—is shaping up to be the organization’s largest initiative yet.  The events were helf […]

Former USF COPH student—now an MD—advocates for women’s health

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Dr. Elise Diamond, who earned her MPH in biostatistics and epidemiology from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2012, has taken her passion for women’s health and transformed it into a successful career as an obstetrician-gynecologist medical resident and women’s health advocate. Diamond spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Maryland, […]

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 […]

Childcare centers lack ‘breastfeeding friendliness’

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Health professionals can agree, breastmilk is magical. Its numerous benefits—protecting against ear infections, lowering risk of diabetes, decreasing childhood obesity, improving the health of the mother postpartum, the list goes on—are all backed by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding identified […]

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 […]

Annual Chiles Symposium showcases efforts to improve community health

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For the second year now, the Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium put a spotlight on how the USF College of Public Health is promoting the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote the optimal health using a multi-pronged approach: research, applying evidence-based practices, delivering education and guiding change […]

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 […]