Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs)

  • State of Michigan's Prosperity Regions

    The Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs) are key drivers of the Mother Infant Heath & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP). There are 9 Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs), representing every Prosperity Region in Michigan. Each RPQC convenes regular meetings with diverse stakeholders and partners to address their respective region’s largest concerns with individualized attention. 

    RPQCs are charged with improving birth outcomes for moms, babies and families through data-driven quality improvement projects that are tailored to the strengths and challenges of each region. The RPQCs utilize both community and clinical approaches by bringing together health care professionals, community partners, families, faith-based organizations, Great Start Collaboratives, home visiting agencies, and others in a unified, collaborative effort.

    Michigan Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MI PQC)

    The Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives fall under the umbrella of Michigan Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MI PQC). Michigan joins approximately 40 other states who have established State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives. The State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives, including the MI PQC, are part of the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (NNPQC).

  • Examples of RPQC areas of focus:

    • Implement SOPHE Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) program
    • Increase accessibility of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for pregnant & postpartum women
    • Increase referrals and enrollment into home visiting programs
    • ​Provide Health Equity and Implicit Bias trainings
    • Increase Perinatal Substance Use screening


  • MoFor more information on the RPQC's,
    please contact:

    Emily Goerge, MPH, MSN, RN
    Perinatal Nurse Coordinator