Founded in 1918, NJHA has a long history of convening and educating hospitals, health systems and the broader provider community on patient safety and quality improvement. That tradition has powered
NJHA’s decades-long work through its Quality Institute and as a federally recognized quality improvement network. It also is the driving force behind NJHA’s designation, now in its fifth year, to
lead the N.J. Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Our focus areas include unnecessary C-sections; birth complications such as maternal hemorrhage; sepsis; racial, ethnic and geographic disparities;
neonatal abstinence syndrome; and the new challenges presented by COVID-19.
Our efforts within the provider community have helped achieve significant declines in New Jersey’s C-section rate, greater compliance with care bundles and increased breastfeeding acceptance.
But we know much more work remains to achieve further improvement, including reducing disparities in outcomes and mortality for women and infants of color.
Along with First Lady Tammy Murphy, the state Department of Health, Nurture NJ, New Jersey’s birthing hospitals and maternal health stakeholders statewide, we remain committed to making
New Jersey the safest place in the nation to deliver and raise a baby.
For more information on NJHA’s activities to improve maternal and child health,