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Collaborators

We collaborate with many local and national organizations. The work we do is impossible without these relationships. Check out some of the organizations we work with below: 

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The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is the national, cross-sector commitment designed to lead in the development and implementation of patient safety bundles for the promotion of safe care for every U.S. birth. This program is supported by a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UC4MC28042.

Collaborations with PNQIN: Massachusetts AIM Bundles

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Ariadne Labs is a health systems innovation lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With a mission to save lives and reduce suffering, their vision is that health systems equitably deliver the best possible care for every patient, every time, everywhere. The Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) is a research and social impact program at Ariadne Labs that designs, tests, and spreads innovations to promote safety, dignity, and equity during childbirth. DDI’s solutions are developed and implemented through collaborations with health systems and communities in support of their vision: a world where every person can start or grow their family with dignity by accessing childbirth care that is safe, supportive and empowering. Their director and staff have decades of combined experience in clinical labor and delivery care, academic research, public health program implementation, and health care policy.

Collaborations with PNQIN: PREMs implementation within the PNQIN Maternal Equity Bundle

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MA AWHONN is the Massachusetts Section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses. We are 600 members strong in Massachusetts and dedicated to AWHONN's mission to empower and support nurses caring for women, birthing people, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy. Karen Manganaro, Section Secretary/Treasurer, and Matthew Medina, Section Chair, are honored to be the elected leaders in Massachusetts. Our vision of making a difference in the lives of women & newborns is what guides our programming locally, regionally, and/or nationally. We are so happy to be well represented as stakeholders on the PNQIN team.

Collaborations with PNQIN: Members on PNQIN's Leadership Team and Bundle Workgroups for Hemorrhage, Hypertension, and Maternal Equity Bundle

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The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is a Massachusetts state agency that focuses on improving the safety of health care in the Commonwealth. The Center is named for Betsy Lehman, who was a talented Boston Globe health reporter and mother of two young girls. She died in 1994 as the result of a preventable medical error when she was being treated for breast cancer. Her shocking and tragic death became a catalyst for change in approaches to patient safety both in Massachusetts and nationally. Today the Center advances patient safety improvement through research and data analysis, convening to develop and disseminate safety improvement practices, and programs to support patients and providers who experience medical errors. The Center is also overseeing a strategic action plan for achieving major gains in patient safety in all care settings throughout the Commonwealth. The health and wellbeing of birthing people and infants is a high priority for the Center, and the Center actively collaborates with PNQIN on research and data analysis activities. 

Collaborations with PNQIN: Massachusetts AIM Bundles, Massachusetts Levels of Maternal Care Initiative, PNQIN Family Engagement Survey, member of the PNQIN Advisory Board

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The Brigham and Women’s Hospital C.A.R.E clinic was founded by Dr. Annie Lewis-O’Connor with the vision of providing trauma-informed care (TIC) to patients impacted by trauma, adversity, violence and abuse. The voices of people with lived experience of trauma have shaped the clinic. This clinic provides health care services to individuals of all gender identities. We believe that trauma-informed approaches promote health equity and racial justice. In addition to direct clinical care, we connect patients with primary care providers and specialists, including: Infectious Disease, OB-GYN, Substance Use Clinic, Pain Clinic, Psychiatry, Social Work and Advocates. We also provide inpatient and outpatient consults for individuals who are healing from current or past traumas.

Collaborations with PNQIN: PNQIN Online Stigma, Bias, and Trauma-Informed Care Training

The Center for Integrated Primary Care (CIPC) offers online topic-focused courses, timely webinars, live workshops, and consulting. Our courses build on our experience, informed by our real-world practice and research. We understand the benefits and the challenges of integrating behavioral health into primary care. CIPC faculty are clinician-educators who care for patients in busy family medicine practices and who train primary care providers and behavioral health trainees to work as a team.  We know what it takes to be successful and can help you achieve your own success.

Collaborations with PNQIN: PNQIN Perinatal COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative

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The Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition (BFHN) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of families, caregivers, infants, and children, including those with special health needs. In order to have a healthy pregnancy and positive childbirth outcomes, mothers require access to appropriate health care services before, during, and after pregnancy. Through the HRSA Title V Block Grant, BFHN is able to provide funding to increase capacity building and visibility, access to timely and relevant data, and recommendations to policies and practices to improve maternal and child health services. In our vision for optimal health for all birthing families, BFHN is committed to addressing institutional and structural racism in order to eliminate health inequities, especially among our most vulnerable communities. 

BFHN has a strong and long-standing partnership with PNQIN and was instrumental in establishing PNQIN in 2016. PNQIN's mission to achieve measurable improvements in perinatal health outcomes while eliminating health inequities among Massachusetts birthing people, newborns, and their families aligns with the Title V priorities. These priorities include eliminating institutional and structural racism in maternal and child health systems, eliminating and addressing inequities in the social determinants of health, and supporting healing and trauma-informed systems of care for families.

Collaborations with PNQIN: PNQIN falls under the Division of Maternal & Child Health Research & Analysis within BFHN

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March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for families of color. Together with our partners, we educate medical professionals and the public about best practices, support lifesaving research, provide comfort and support to families in NICUs and advocate for those who need us most.

Collaborations with PNQIN: Member of PNQIN Advisory Board

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Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) for Moms provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and resource and referral for obstetric, pediatric, primary care, psychiatric and substance use disorder providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage their pregnant and postpartum patients' mental health and substance use concerns. 

Collaborations with PNQIN: Perinatal Opioid Project

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The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) serves as the unified voice for Massachusetts hospitals and healthcare providers. Founded in 1936, MHA represents more than 100 hospitals and healthcare partners, as well as patients across the state. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, MHA’s mission is to improve the overall health of the commonwealth and support providers’ efforts to offer high-quality, affordable, and accessible care. 

Collaborations with PNQIN: Member of PNQIN Advisory Board

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The Massachusetts Perinatal Team (MAPT) is a not-for-profit consortium consisting of leaders in perinatal care. Our purpose includes:

  • collectively addressing emerging issues in perinatal care that have a direct outcome on the health of birthing people and infants

  • addressing staff education needs

  • providing input and feedback to the Mass Department of Public Health in matters concerning perinatal regulations and programs

  • serving as a resource to membership

  • promoting scholarly practices, mentorship, peer support and networking opportunities

 

For more information contact MAPT at massperinatalteam@gmail.com

Collaborations with PNQIN: AIM and bundle implementation

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MassHealth's mission is to improve the health outcomes of its members and their families by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably and equitably promote health, well-being, independence, and quality of life.

 

Collaborations with PNQIN: Member of PNQIN Advisory Board

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The National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (NNPQC) provides resources and expertise to nationwide state-based perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) with the goal of deepening and accelerating improvement efforts for maternal and infant health outcomes. The mission of the NNPQC is to support the development and enhance the ability of state perinatal quality collaboratives to make measurable improvements in statewide maternal and infant healthcare and health outcomes.

Collaborations with PNQIN: National Network of PQCs

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The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement works to expand the use of quality improvement and improvement science to eliminate preventable perinatal morbidity and mortality and end perinatal racial and ethnic disparities. Through the PQI Innovations Webinar Series, SPEAKUP Action Pathway and innovative online education modules, PQI helps keep health facility staff engaged and on-track to improve perinatal outcomes and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities.

Collaborations with PNQIN: SPEAK UP Implicit & Explicit Racial Bias Education in Massachusetts, PNQIN-PQI equity webinars 

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