The Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative


The Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MSPQC) is a statewide partnership that aims to promote evidence-based quality improvement initiatives at the hospital and community level to improve birth outcomes across Mississippi. MSPQC relies on collaborative data-driven projects to address specific drivers of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.These projects are selected by participating members across the state, who work to develop, disseminate and successfully implement best practices in all clinical settings caring for mothers and infants. While working collaboratively, the MSPQC has three divisions: Neonatal, Obstetric and Family Public Health. The MSPQC was launched in November of 2014.

MSPQC is funded by a grant provided through the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Our Mission

Through collaborative partnerships, MSPQC seeks to transform Mississippi maternity and newborn care into a positive model of change that will help eliminate preventable maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in our state.

Our Goals

Establish quality and safety as the clear priorities for all aspects of perinatal care

Gather, review and organize perinatal data and statistics to promote change

Understand and help eradicate racial disparities in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality

Promote evidence-based best practices in neonatal and obstetric care through state-wide, data-driven provider and community-based performance improvement initiatives

Promote systems changes in public health and clinical care that will maximize the health of mothers and neonates, and reduce morbidity and mortality associated with congenital diseases, preterm birth and low birth weight, maternal illness and obstetric emergencies

Our Partners

MS Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Mississippi State Department
of Health

MS Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Association of Certified Nurse Midwives

CHAMPS (Communities & Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices)

Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi

Mississippi Division of Medicaid

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Southern MS Neonatology

MS Academy of Family Physicians

MS Chapter of March of Dimes

MS Chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Mississippi SIDS & Infant Safety Alliance

Mississippi Hospital Association

Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation

Newborn Associates of Jackson

North MS Medical Center