The Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative
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 across Mississippi. MSPQC relies on collaborative data-driven projects to address specific drivers of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.These projects are selected by participating members across the state, who work to develop, disseminate and successfully implement best practices in all clinical settings caring for mothers and infants. While working collaboratively, the MSPQC has three divisions: Neonatal, Obstetric and Family Public Health. The MSPQC was launched in November of 2014.
MSPQC is funded by a grant provided through the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Through collaborative partnerships, MSPQC 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.
Establish quality and safety as the clear priorities for all aspects of perinatal care
Gather, review and organize perinatal data and statistics to promote change
Understand and help eradicate racial disparities in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality
Promote evidence-based best practices in neonatal and obstetric care through state-wide, data-driven provider and community-based performance improvement initiatives
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