Health outcomes and equity for all women and infants in Wisconsin

Who We Are

The Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WisPQC) focuses on the perinatal period–the time prior to pregnancy and through the first year of the infant’s life. The Collaborative offers opportunities for stakeholders to engage in quality improvement that can improve perinatal outcomes.

2018 WisPQC Summit

The 2018 WisPQC Summit will be held
Tuesday, September 18, 2018,
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the
Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713

There is no cost to attend the Summit, but registration is required. To register, click here (this will take you to the registration form on the WAPC Web site). WisPQC member organizations are encouraged to send up to five representatives and/or interested staff to the Summit.

The Summit will feature:

  • Updates on WisPQC’s accomplishments over the past year;
  • Kathy Kostrivas, RNC, MBA, Assistant Vice President of Women’s Health Services at UnityPoint Health-Meriter and Executive Director of Mother-Baby Care, presenting on data validation for quality improvement;
  • Patti Lee King, PhD, State Project Director for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presenting on the opioid initiative in Illinois;
  • Jasmine Zapata, MD, UW Health, presenting on equity in perinatal health; and
  • Round table/networking opportunities.

Our Initiatives

Opioids: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)

WisPQC’s NAS/NOWS initiative will begin in January 2019. The initiative will focus on improving identification of infants at risk for NAS/NOWS and standardizing care. For questions, contact WAPC staff by email at [email protected] or by phone (608) 285-5858.
The pilot for WisPQC’s NAS/NOWS initiative has begun.

Human Milk Feeding (2017)

The goal of our initiative is to have as many babies as possible receive human milk. The measures for the initiative are being finalized and will cover the spectrum of perinatal care.

Maternal Hypertension (2015)

Hypertension is a common medical disorder in pregnancy in the United States. This initiative helped increase the number of providers who use evidence-based protocols for screening and managing women with hypertension.

Get Involved

Be part of our process! The Collaborative offers opportunities for organizations to engage in quality improvement that can improve perinatal outcomes.