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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.

WisPQC’s mission is “to improve perinatal health outcomes and equity across the continuum for all women and infants in Wisconsin.” Click on the image to the right for an overview of how WisPQC approaches its mission.

Our Initiatives

AIM Severe Maternal Hypertension

Wisconsin is now an AIM state!

AIM is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative based on interdisciplinary consensus-based practices to improving maternal safety and outcomes. The program provides implementation and data support for the adoption of evidence-based patient safety bundles. AIM works through state teams and health systems to align national, state, and hospital level engagement efforts to improve overall maternal health outcomes.

WisPQC’s first AIM initiative will use the Severe Maternal Hypertension bundle.

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

WisPQC’s NAS/NOWS initiative began in January 2019. The initiative focuses on improving identification of infants at risk for NAS/NOWS and standardizing care. The maternal screening initiative focuses on opioid use disorder and other important screens. For questions, contact WAPC staff by email at or by phone (608) 285-5858.

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.

Get Involved

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