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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, safest and most equitable care for pregnant and postpartum people and infants in New York State (NYS).  This is accomplished by collaborating with birthing hospitals and centers, perinatal care providers, professional organizations and other key stakeholders to prevent and minimize harm through the translation of evidence-based guidelines to clinical practice. The current intervention projects of the NYSPQC are: 

  • New York State Obstetric Hemorrhage Project, which focuses on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality by improving the assessment, identification and management of obstetric hemorrhage;
  • New York State Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Project, which focuses on identifying and managing the care of people with opioid use disorder during pregnancy, and improving the identification, standardization of therapy and coordination of aftercare of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome; and
  • New York State Birth Equity Improvement Project, which assists birthing facilities in identifying how individual and systemic racism impacts birth outcomes at their organizations and taking action to improve both the experience of care and perinatal outcomes for Black birthing people in the communities they serve.

Birthing hospitals and centers across NYS are collaborating with the NYSDOH on one or more of these projects.

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