About WisPQC

The Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative formed in August 2014. Our mission is “to improve perinatal health outcomes and equity across the continuum for all women and infants in Wisconsin.” WisPQC members are various health care organizations and agencies. Currently, WAPC provides administrative support and leadership to WisPQC through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Through WisPQC, Wisconsin has the opportunity to leverage the energy of like-minded local, regional, and statewide organizations to form a lasting structure that will formally and systematically improve the quality of perinatal care and outcomes.

Did you know?

Over 85% of births in Wisconsin are captured by PeriData.Net(R)

Q: Why does Wisconsin need a perinatal quality collaborative?

Wisconsin has the opportunity to leverage the energy of like-minded local, regional, and statewide organizations to form a lasting structure that will formally and systematically improve the quality of perinatal care and outcomes.

Q: Who can be a member?
  • Organizations are members. Organizations identify individuals who represent their interests.
  • A large organization may have departments or divisions that could be considered for membership in the WisPQC. Departments or divisions of larger organizations can have representatives in the WisPQC if the individual departments or divisions represent unique perspectives. Organizations will participate in initiatives in ways that reflect their own overall objectives. For example, academic institutions could incorporate educational changes into their curricula.
  • Individuals cannot be members of the WisPQC. (The WisPQC may ask individuals to serve as content experts or consultants to the WisPQC, but the individuals will not be considered members.)
Q: How is WisPQC funded?

Currently, the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care has funding from the WI Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WisPQC also enjoys the support of the Perinatal Foundation.

Q: What is the relationship of WisPQC to the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) and the Perinatal Foundation?

WisPQC is separate from WAPC and the Perinatal Foundation. WAPC and the Perinatal Foundation began meetings in August 2014 with organizations interested in forming a perinatal quality collaborative. Since June 2015, WAPC has provided organizational and administrative support to the newly-formed Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative. WAPC applied for and was awarded grant funding for two years from the Department of Health Services to implement and evaluate a state perinatal quality collaborative. The Perinatal Foundation provides financial and programmatic resources to WisPQC through WAPC. Both WAPC and the Perinatal Foundation are founding members of WisPQC.

Q: How is WisPQC organized?

Here is the current organizational chart.

The Steering Committee is currently comprised of ten people representing the Data, Maternal, and Neonatal Work Groups and the general membership:

  • Cynthie Anderson, Wisconsin Section, ACOG — Term ends 2019
  • Staci Bohling, Froedtert West Bend –Term ends 2020
  • Kathy Hartke, Wisconsin Section, ACOG –Term ends 2020
  • Kathy Kostrivas, UnityPoint Health-Meriter –Term ends 2019
  • Janet Letter, Bellin Health Systems –Term ends 2020
  • Stacy McNall, Wisconsin AWHONN–Term ends 2019
  • Nina Menda, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics –Term ends 2019
  • Paul Neary, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health –Term ends 2020
  • Angie Rohan, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Program –Term ends 2020
  • Chris Van Mullem, Perinatal Foundation –Term ends 2020