SPEAK UP Program
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Take the pledge.

By filling out the form at the bottom of the page, I pledge to SPEAK UP against racism.



Share on social media.

Share that you are committed to speaking up with friends and colleagues on social media. Follow PQI on Facebook and add the custom frame to your profile picture.

Get educated.

The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement released the first online SPEAK UP education module, Trends and Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity. The online education complements the in-person SPEAK UP workshops.



Watch the SPEAK UP webinar.

Learn more about PQI’s SPEAK UP program for perinatal professionals via its launch webinar from June 2018. View webinar



Schedule a SPEAK UP training.

Implicit and Explicit SPEAK UP Training is a day-long interactive workshop that outlines strategies to help individuals and groups dismantle racism, provide quality equitable care, and reduce perinatal health disparities. Learn more


Examine root cause.

The Socio-Ecological Perinatal Disparities Ishikawa Diagram created by Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, David K. Jones, PhD and Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP, is a tool to help determine root cause and can be used along with additional quality and safety strategies to guide national, state, and hospital-based efforts to eliminate disparities in perinatal outcomes and to ensure equity for all women and newborns. View diagram



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