June 3, 2019
Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC)
We would like to bring to your attention the recent launch of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) and provide you with information to help you take advantage of this great new resource. Participation of HPP-contracted providers in the PA PQC would contribute to our shared goal of achieving better health outcomes for HPP members.
WHAT IS THE PA PQC?
The PA PQC is part of the multistate PQC network initiative. It is focused on reducing maternal mortality and improving the quality of care for pregnant and postpartum women and newborns affected by opioids through education, screenings, engagement, the adoption of best practices and follow-up services in the community.
Some of the specific goals of the PA PQC include:
- Increased screenings for substance use disorder (SUD), appropriate opioid use disorder diagnoses and referrals among pregnant women
- Increased engagement in prenatal and postpartum care
- Increased well-child visits among newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
- Decreased preventable ER visits and hospitalizations within 30 days among newborns with NAS
WHO IS INVOLVED?
The PA PQC is backed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the March of Dimes and other key health care organizations, and is administered by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its nonprofit organization Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (or WHAMglobal).
Again, we hope you will consider getting involved in this collaborative effort. Please visit the PA PQC website to join.