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The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative: An Evidence-Based, Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Preterm Births

Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? This collaborative group is committed to reducing preterm births and improving outcomes of preterm newborns through evidence-based practices and data-driven strategies.

In 2007, Ohio ranked 34th in preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation) births among all states, and problems related to preterm birth were the state’s leading cause of infant mortality.1 In reaction to the reported ranking, a group of leaders in perinatal health—doctors and nurses, policymakers, and representatives from the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio’s Medicaid Agency—partnered to create the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC). This collaborative group is committed to reducing preterm births and improving outcomes of preterm newborns through evidence-based practices and data-driven strategies.

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Date Posted: 7/18/2013
Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative 3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 7014
Cincinnati, OH 45229
UNITED STATES
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Organization Mission: Through collaborative use of improvement science methods, reduce preterm births and improve perinatal and preterm newborn outcomes in Ohio as quickly as possible.
Organization Type: Public/Private Partnership
Program Name: Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 7014
Cincinnati, OH 45229
UNITED STATES
Additional Zip Codes Where Program Was Implemented: 44111, 43608, 43213, 43081, 43210, 44004, 43130, 44708, 45662, 44077
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s) addressed: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Healthy People 2020 Objective(s) addressed: MICH-9.1View Leading Health Indicators
Healthy People 2020 overarching goal addressed: Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Year: 2013

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) challenged America’s health organizations to come up with new and innovative projects that could tackle some of today’s most pressing public health issues.

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