The Colorado Perinatal Care Council (CPCC) was established by the Governor to provide broad-based leadership in planning and coordinating statewide perinatal health care delivery. It was created in response to a recommendation in the 1975 Colorado Health Systems Plan Framework developed by the Colorado Department of Health. Planning for the Council began in January 1976 and it has been operational since April of that year. In March 2015, CPCC began the transition to a Perinatal Quality Collaborative [PQC] and in doing so, changed their name to Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative [CPCQC] to more accurately reflect the partnerships and evidenced based work currently underway.
Council members serve voluntarily. Administrative costs are funded by the voluntary contributions of Colorado hospitals and grants directed towards the quality initiatives underway.
CPCQC meets a minimum of four times a year, at urban and rural locations throughout Colorado.The Executive Committee typically meets monthly.
Vision and Mission of CPCQC
Vision of the CPCQC
All women and infants in Colorado will have access to and receive the highest level of perinatal care through data-driven, evidence based practices that achieve the best health outcomes.
Mission of CPCQC
Improve the health and well-being of all women and infants through a state-wide perinatal quality collaborative.
Goals and Objectives of CPCQC
Engage perinatal health care stakeholders in the design, implementation and evaluation of data-driven, evidence based processes that enhance the health and well-being of women and infants.
Build and sustain consensus, awareness and support throughout the state for the development of a state-wide perinatal quality collaborative focused on quality improvement initiatives.
Educate perinatal providers on current clinical and legislative topics; provide clinical expertise to key stakeholders relative to topics affecting the health and well-being of women, infants and families.
Assess and advise perinatal centers regarding their level of compliance with national standards for maternal and neonatal care.
CPCQC members include the following health professionals:
CPCQC also has representatives and partnerships with others involved in health care including:
Health Policy Makers
Professional Health Organizations
Public Health Professionals
CPCQC members represent basic, intermediate and intensive perinatal care centers in urban and rural settings. Interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend meetings and to participate fully in activities of the collaborative.
CPCQC guidelines, position papers, presentations and meeting minutes are available on our website.
To meet its objectives, the CPCQC identifies initiatives that are evidence-based, outcome-oriented and will positively impact the health of women and infants. Quality intiatives are typically championed by a member of the Executive Committee, yet we encourage active participation of members throughout the state. Ultimately, the goal is to share potential best practices, guidelines, position papers, and other findings to all birthing facilities throughout the state.
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