The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) is an initiative led by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Division of Family Health (DFH). The NYSPQC aims to provide the best and safest care for women and infants in New York State (NYS) by collaborating with birthing hospitals, perinatal care providers, and other key stakeholders to prevent and minimize harm through the translation of evidence-based practice guidelines to clinical practice.
The current intervention projects of the NYSPQC focus on:
Improving hospital obstetric practices so that all mothers of infants born between 23 0/7 and 34 0/7 weeks’ gestation receive appropriate Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment (ACT) in order toreduce neonatal morbidity and mortality;
Reducing infant sleep related deaths by improving safe sleep practices;
Optimizing early enteral nutrition in newborns of <31 weeks gestational age to minimize discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) below the 10th percentile on the Fenton growth scale; and
Preventing central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) in NICUs.
Birthing hospitals across NYS are collaborating with the NYSDOH on one or more of these projects.