News & Announcements
November 16th, 2021: PNQIN is hiring!
The MA Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Administrative Program Director for PNQIN. You may view the detailed job posting here; applicants who are external to DPH should use the external link therein.
October 31st, 2021: Pregnancy-Associated Overdose Deaths: MMRIA Data from 6 RMOR States
This review by the Rapid Maternal Overdose Review Initiative found that 89% of 107 overdose deaths during or within one year of pregnancy were potentially preventable. Read the full document here.
February 11th, 2021: PNQIN Stigma, Bias, and Trauma-Informed Care Online Training is now LIVE!
PNQIN is thrilled to announce that the online version of our stigma, bias, and trauma-informed care training is now available to take on our website for Continuing Education credits!
This training was developed in partnership with the Brigham & Women's Hospital C.A.R.E. Clinic and was offered in 2-hour sessions via Zoom in Summer 2020. Given the many positive responses to the training, we have worked hard to bring your hospital teams an online version that you can take at any time within the next year. Please visit our Trauma-Informed Care Training page for more information and to register!
December 17th, 2020: COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Pregnant Patients
Given recent developments with the COVID-19 vaccine, the MPQC website has been updated with a new page containing guidance for vaccine counseling and administration for pregnant and lactating patient populations. Please click here to visit the page, where you will find materials from ACOG and SMFM and a shared decision-making aid created by a workgroup from Baystate Health and UMass Medical School - Baystate.
December 7th, 2020: DPH Racial Equity Data Road Map is here!
This innovative tool was shared with the PNQIN community during Day 2 of our Fall 2020 Perinatal Opioid Project Summit on November 18th, 2020. From the DPH website: "The Racial Equity Data Road Map is a tool toward eliminating structural racism. It's a collection of guiding questions, tools, and resources to assist programs in taking concrete steps to better identify, understand, and act to address racial inequities."
November 24th, 2020: PNQIN Highlighted in NICHQ MA Case Study
PNQIN was mentioned in a recent report from the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) entitled: "Massachusetts's Efforts to Reduce Preterm Birth Rates: A Case Study Developed from NICHQ’s Exploring State-Level Strategies to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes Initiative.
Check out the case study here!
November 23rd, 2020: New Grant to Research Empowering Black Mothers
PNQIN is proud to partner on a new grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program. PNQIN Co-Chair Dr. Audra Meadows, together with Accompany Doula Care Co-founder Christina Gebel and Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha of Tufts University School of Medicine, will assess how black mothers' awareness of the maternal mortality crisis has influenced their perinatal choices, and what would move them from awareness to empowerment.
Read the full article here!