We design tools that support today's quality improvement leaders.

Founded in 2016, the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement works to expand the use of quality improvement to eliminate preventable perinatal morbidity and mortality and ensure equitable outcomes. 


Ready to Speak Up?

PQI's SpeakUp training is a day-long, interactive implicit bias workshop that outlines strategies to help individuals and groups dismantle racism, provide quality equitable care, and reduce perinatal health disparities.




PQI Champions Webinar: May 26, 2020

Are nurse-level cesarean rates effective for quality improvement? Join us for the next PQI Champions Webinar to hear Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, an Associate Professor at Boston College's WF Connell School of Nursing, discuss the possibility of using RN data for cesarean utilization QI work.






Online Education Modules

PQI subscribers told us they were interested in learning how to implement intermittent auscultation (IA) safely at their hospital… and we listened. On January 22, 2020, we launched the first PQI Online Education Module, a simulation-based education module that can be purchased in our store.






Implementing PQI Conference: June 3, 2020

Join us at the beautiful Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in Memphis, Tennessee, for our next hands-on, interactive learning event for perinatal professionals. We teach you how to use improvement science methods to support your efforts to provide high quality, safe care to moms and babies.






Using QI to Eliminate Perinatal Disparities

A quality improvement (QI) approach has been successfully used to improve clinical outcomes, suggesting that QI can be a powerful tool to eliminating disparities.

We used the Ishikawa diagram method and the Socio-Ecological Model to develop the Socio-Ecological Perinatal Disparities Ishikawa Diagram.




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Using Nurse-Level Cesarean Rates for QI

Implementing Perinatal Quality Improvement Conference - Memphis, 6.3.2020

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