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 pilot for WisPQC’s NAS/NOWS initiative has begun. Access to resources for the initiative is restricted to participants in the pilot at this time. If your facility is participating in the pilot, contact staff at [email protected] for the password.

When the full initiative is launched in January 2019, these materials will be available to all.

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.