News & Announcements

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."

Click here to download a PDF or DOCX of the road map tool and overview. Feel free to email RESPIT@mass.gov for additional details or with questions.

 

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!

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