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Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel (PQIP)

The Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel (PQIP) is a volunteer body of California neonatologists, NICU nurses, and other healthcare professionals with expertise in quality improvement. The panel guides all of CPQCC’s quality improvement activities, including choosing collaborative topics, creating toolkits, and designing innovative QI models. PQIP’s four subcommittees serve as action arms for the panel by creating and disseminating tools and information that help CPQCC members implement PQIP’s QI recommendations. CPQCC benefits from an average of 100 hours of volunteer time a month from this committed group of individuals.

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PQIP Structure

PQIP sets the CPQCC's quality improvement agenda and strategy, chooses topics for QI collaboratives, and assigns projects to the following four subcommittees:

  • Education Subcommittee - Develops opportunities and materials that educate members on perinatal quality improvement
  • QI Infrastructure - Creates, designs, and promotes quality improvement toolkits that feature the best available evidence for selected perinatal practices
  • Research Committee (PRC) - Designs and implements quality improvement research projects
  • Data Interface and Opportunities Subcommittee (DIOC) - Constructs and deploys tools that help NICUs interpret their data and use it for quality improvement

 Joining a PQIP Subcommittee

We are currently actively recruiting interested individuals to join our PQIP subcommittees.  After two years of service on a PQIP Subcommittee, individuals are eligible to apply to serve on the main PQIP body. 


Current PQIP and PQIP Subcommittee Members