Posts Tagged ‘maternal health’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nanah Fofanah: making life better for women and girls

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“My practice is sexual and reproductive health, and my passion is empowerment,” said USF College of Public Health graduate Nanah Fofanah. Born in Sierra Leone and growing up in Virginia, Fofanah’s views of the world have been shaped by her upbringing, faith and experiences. From her experience living in Sierra Leone, as well as Ghana, where she […]

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. […]

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 […]