Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative
CSFA Number: 482-00-0758
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Andrea Palmer
Short Description
The goal of the grant is to improve health outcomes of mothers and infants through quality improvement initiatives implemented within birthing hospitals.
The OWH will contract with Northwestern University to administer the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative. The purpose of the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative is to improve the quality of care provided to mothers and newborns in Illinois’ birthing hospitals, through structured quality improvement projects and data reporting.
ILPQC will develop and facilitate of the Mothers and Newborns Affected by Opioids Initiative (MNO) with a focus on OB aims/measures/goals. IDPH Title V funding, along with support from the CDC, will fund this joint OB and Neonatal initiative using rapid-response data, quality improvement support, and opportunities for collaborative learning. This grant will also quality improvement materials and travel for state and national meetings related to MNO. The active portion of this initiative will run from 2018 to mid/late 2020 with sustainability beginning thereafter.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Title V of the Social Security Act allows for 10% administrative costs.
Objectives and Goals
Goal: Mothers and Newborns Affected by Opioids (MNO) Initiative
Objective: Through collaborative learning, rapid response data, and QI support, ILPQC will help hospital teams to improve care for mothers and newborns affected by opioids by (1) improving screening and linkage to care to identify moms with opioid use disorder (OUD) and linking them to addiction treatment; (2) optimizing care for moms with OUD by improving prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care and protocols, and through patient education; and, (3) preventing future opioid use disorder by educating all moms and reducing opioid overprescribing.
Activity: The ILPQC team will engage hospital teams in a series of quality improvement activities modeled after other state PQC work including monthly webinars, face-to-face collaborative learning, rapid-response data, and QI support. Aims and measures were developed with the support of the ILPQC MNO Workgroup, OB Advisory Workgroup, and input from hospital teams. The active initiative will run from 2018 through mid-2020 with sustainability beginning in mid to late 2020.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
The CDC portion of these funds are passed-through to the State Perinatal Quality Council, there can be no other grantee
Eligibility Requirements
Northwestern University will be the only eligible applicant
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Program staff will review application and budget
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Title V of the Social Security Act allows for 10% administrative costs.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $200,000
FY 2019 : $200,000
FY 2020 : $200,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
96380057GNorthwestern University10/01/201809/30/2020599,738