New York State Maternal and Child Health Collaboratives 

A series of learning collaborative projects to develop and implement promising perinatal interventions to provide the best and safest care for women and infants in New York State. Current projects include a focus on obstetric hemorrhage, opioid use disorder, and birth equity improvement.


Status: Complete

November 2016 to October 2022

  • Who: Birthing hospitals and community-based organizations across New York State.
  • Funder: The project is funded by The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC), which is an initiative led by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Division of Family Health (DFH). 
  • Our Role: NICHQ works closely with NYSDOH, clinical experts, and quality improvement experts to support a series of learning collaboratives that apply quality improvement methodology to improve perinatal care delivery.  

If you are interested in learning more about this project, visit the NYSPQC page or email: [email protected]

Current Intervention Projects

The current intervention projects of the NYSPQC are: 

New York State Birth Equity Improvement Project, which assists birthing facilities in identifying how  individual and systemic racism impacts birth outcomes at their organizations and taking action to  improve both the experience of care and perinatal outcomes for Black birthing people in the  communities they serve;

New York State Obstetric Hemorrhage Project, which focuses on reducing maternal morbidity and  mortality by improving the assessment, identification and management of obstetric hemorrhage; and

New York State Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Project, which  focuses on identifying and managing the care of people with opioid use disorder during pregnancy, and  improving the identification, standardization of therapy and coordination of aftercare of infants with  neonatal abstinence syndrome.



Recorded Webinars 

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Related Resources

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Poster

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Brochure

This helpful brochure developed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) provides families with useful information about the COVID-19 vaccine and how women and birthing people can protect themselves, their families, and their babies by getting vaccinated.

Download the brochure