Improving Maternal Health

The District of Columbia’s Perinatal Quality Collaborative is a network of clinical teams, public health experts and other stakeholders from the community, who come together to participate in data-driven, clinical quality improvement initiatives to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.

OUR PARTNERS

IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

The District of Columbia Hospital Association is excited to lead the work of the District of Columbia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (DCPQC).

The purpose of the DCPQC is to reduce maternal mortality, improve health outcomes, and narrow disparities in maternal health.

HOSPITAL DATA

2.4%

of women that delivered a baby in a DC hospital experienced severe maternal morbidity during their stay
(2016-2019)

90%

of maternal deaths in DC happen to non-Hispanic Black women
(2014-2018)

64%

of maternal mortalities occur to women from Wards 7 & 8
(2014-2018)

12%

of delivering women have gestational hypertension
(2014-2018)

THE LATEST

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