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.





Every maternal death is a tragedy that traumatizes many, including the healthcare workers involved in caring for the mother and baby. When mothers die, it has an enormous impact on partners, children, and communities, and the rate of maternal death is a marker of the overall health of a society. PQI is offering an introductory discount for individual learners.





PQI Champions Webinar: June 23, 2020

Learn how QI data methods supported Ohio Medicaid's efforts to reduce preterm birth rates. The presenter  will be Mary S. Applegate, MD, FAAP, FACP, Medicaid Medical Director of the State of Ohio.






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.







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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