As part of the Aligning Forces for Quality program, Q Corp is working with stakeholders across Oregon on efforts to measure and improve maternity care, including the development of an Oregon Maternal Data Center (OMDC).
OREGON PERINATAL COLLABORATIVE (view roster)
In 2011, the Greater Oregon Chapter of the March of Dimes (MOD) coordinated a campaign to establish hard stop policies against early elective deliveries before 39 completed weeks of gestation. Today all birthing hospitals in Oregon have agreed to institute the hard stop policy. Building on the success of the 39 week campaign, the MOD formed the Oregon Perinatal Collaborative (OPC) to help improve perinatal outcomes through collaboration and evidence based practices. As part of this effort, the OPC identified the need to produce meaningful information on the status of maternal and child health care in Oregon.
OPC SUBCOMMITTEE ON DATA FOR MEASUREMENT AND IMPROVEMENT (view roster)
In partnership with the OPC, Q Corp convened the OPC Subcommittee on Data for Measurement and Improvement in October 2013. During 2013 and 2014, the committee identified priorities for metrics that will support best practices for providing maternal and child care from preconception to postpartum and early childhood. The prioritized metrics informed the development of the Oregon Maternal Data Center which launched a pilot phase in 2015, and is now entering its second year.
OREGON MATERNAL DATA CENTER (OMDC)