The Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MSPQC) is a statewide partnership that aims to promote evidence-based quality improvement initiatives at the hospital and community level to improve birth outcomes in Mississippi. MSPQC relies on collaborative data-driven projects to address specific drivers of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The projects are selected by participating members who work to develop, disseminate and successfully implement best practices in all clinical settings caring for mothers and infants. MSPQC has sought to serve as a strategic leader, accessible resource and unifying organization to guide statewide clinical quality improvement initiatives, aiming to mirror the established and proven practices of successful PQCs.
Through collaborative partnerships, Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative seeks to transform Mississippi maternity and newborn care into a positive model of change that will help eliminate preventable maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in our state.
1) Establish quality and safety as the clear priorities for all aspects of perinatal care
2) Gather, review and organize perinatal data and statistics to promote change
3) Understand and help eradicate racial disparities in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality
4) Promote evidence-based best practices in neonatal and obstetric care through state-wide, data-driven provider and community-based performance improvement initiatives
5) Promote systems changes in public health and clinical care that will maximize the health of mothers and neonates, and reduce morbidity and mortality associated with congenital diseases, preterm birth and low birth weight, maternal illness and obstetric emergencies