I PROMOTE ILLINOIS (Innovations to ImPROve Maternal OuTcomEs in Illinois)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) works to improve the health of pregnant women, mothers, and infants through perinatal quality improvement initiatives implemented by participating birthing hospitals across the across Illinois. ILPQC provides quality improvement infrastructure, resources, and data management support to over 100 hospitals across the state – helping to make Illinois an even better place to be born. The mission of ILPQC is to engage perinatal stakeholders across disciplines and at every level, in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of perinatal care and health outcomes for Illinois women and infants using improvement science, education, and evidence-based practice guidelines. ILPQC is a statewide perinatal quality collaborative that involves all perinatal stakeholders; utilizes data-driven, evidence-based practices; improves perinatal quality resulting in improved birth outcomes, improved health for women and infants, and decreased costs; builds on Illinois’ existing state-mandated Regionalized Perinatal System, and operates with long-term sustainable funding. Funding, through this subcontract, will provide partial support for implementation of a statewide birth equity QI initiative to reduce peripartum racial/ethnic disparities, a key recommendation from the Illinois Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). The funding will also support work with IDPH to ensure all birthing hospitals receive annual refresher training on best practices for addressing maternal hypertension including e-modules. In addition, the funding will support participation of one ILPQC representative to be a member of the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force, which has the primary goal of developing a statewide maternal health strategic plan.
Effective start/end date9/30/199/29/22


  • University of Illinois at Chicago (17747//5U7AMC33720-03-00 AMD 02)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (17747//5U7AMC33720-03-00 AMD 02)


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