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.

Our Initiatives

Coming Soon:

Improving care for women and infants affected by opioids

Over the next four years, WisPQC will launch three initiatives focused on the care of women and infants affected by opioids.

  1. Improving identification of infants at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) and standardizing care.
  2. Improving identification of women with opioid use disorder in the perinatal period.
  3. Improving care for women with opioid use disorder in the perinatal period.

Information on this work and how you can participate will be added to the site as it becomes available.

The recording of the informational Webinar on the pilot of the statewide perinatal quality improvement initiative for NAS/NOWS on June 20, 2018, is now available for viewing.

The purpose of this Webinar is to provide information to birth hospitals that may be interested in participating in the pilot. Information about the pilot, the expectations of participating sites, and the application process will be covered.

Current Initiatives

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.

Past Initiatives

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.