New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Obstetrical Improvement Project

Status: Active

WHAT: A project to improve maternal and newborn outcomes by reducing the number of scheduled deliveries performed without appropriate indication in women of 36.0 to 38.6 weeks gestation.

WHO: Initially 17 New York State regional perinatal centers; Expanded to include all state hospital obstetrics units.

WHEN: September 2010 to September 2015

FUNDER: The project is funded by the New York State Department of Health.

NICHQ'S ROLE: Serve as expert clinical obstetrical faculty and quality improvement consultant on the project.

Learn More

Learn more about this project on the University at Albany websiteExternal Link. The CDC also has a series of webinarsExternal Link to teach other states how to start, maintain and grow their own perinatal quality collaboratives.

See the Impact

A posterExternal Link about this project was featured at the 2012 New York State Department of Health Poster Day ("New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Obstetrical Improvement Project: Reducing Preterm Scheduled Deliveries Without Appropriate Medical Indication").