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The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative is a statewide partnership of committed stakeholders working together to improve the quality and safety of care provided New Jersey’s mothers and babies. Our work is funded in thanks to a grant of up to $1 million over the course of five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative is one of 13 state organizations awarded funding from the CDC to improve the quality of perinatal care.

The New Jersey PQC is led by the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET).

Specific efforts to be addressed by this award include:
  • Reducing preterm births.
  • Reducing severe pregnancy complications associated with high blood pressure and hemorrhage.
  • Improving identification of and care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • Reducing racial/ethnic and geographic disparities.
  • Reducing cesarean births among low-risk pregnant women.