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PA PQC
Pennsylvania Perinatal
Quality Collaborative


The PA PQC is working to reduce maternal mortality and improve care for pregnant and postpartum women and newborns affected by opioids.


The PA PQC is administered by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal, and it is affiliated with the Northeast PQC (NEPaPQC)

The Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) was launched in April 2019, with a focus on reducing maternal mortality and improving care for pregnant and postpartum women and newborns affected by opioids. Over 40 birth sites and NICUs and over 10 health plans across the Commonwealth are actively identifying perinatal processes that need to be improved and quickly adopting best practices to achieve the common aims around maternal Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and maternal mortality. Please click the links below to view the PA PQC’s Driver Diagrams for these focus areas. For an overview of the PA PQC, please view this brief, presentation, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Opioid Use Disorder
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Maternal Mortality
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Over 140 people from all of the regions of the Commonwealth worked together to standup the PA PQC through an Advisory Group and nine work groups. The Advisory Group includes State agencies, providers, health system associations, provider associations, health plans, community-based organizations, researchers, foundations, quality improvement collaboratives, and advocates. The work groups identified the drivers, key interventions, and quality metrics to move the needle on the collective aims of the PA PQC. The Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WHAMglobal, an operating arm of the Foundation, are helping to administer the work of the PA PQC, which is being led by these stakeholders.