Current Priority Initiative:
California Maternal Data Center (CMDC)
The California Maternal Data Center (CMDC) is a statewide initiative to generate rapid-cycle performance metrics on maternity care services. The program is designed to facilitate hospital quality improvement activities and service-line management in a way that is low burden, low cost and high value for hospital participants. Interested hospitals can learn more about participation in the For Hospitals section OR visit our Demonstration Site to experience the Maternal Data Center for yourself!
CMQCC is devoted to eliminating preventable maternal death and injury and promoting equitable maternity care in California by bringing resources, tools, measures, and quality improvement techniques to providers, administrators, and public health leaders. This is a long term collaborative effort of many organizations and individuals (see about us for more information) with sponsorship of the California Department of Public Health (Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program) and the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC). We are over 250 clinicians, public health leaders, key payors and representatives of the public all devoted to improving childbirth outcomes.
The Go-To Place for Maternal Quality Improvement...Our site brings you current information about California maternal outcomes, the specific projects that we are tackling, annotated bibliographies of important topics, resources that we have developed or have received from other organizations, key links, and specific information that will assist your organization in performing quality improvement for maternity topics. The site also serves as a communications tool for the many CMQCC committees that are working on state-wide projects.
Download Reports & Toolkits
March of Dimes/CMQCC Elective Deliveries < 39 Weeks Toolkit - (includes Errata #2, August 31, 2011)
NEW: <39 Week Toolkit Slide Sets (3) (Revision: 3/18/2013)
OB Hemorrhage Toolkit "Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage"
Profile in Improvement
Learn how Bill Gilbert of Sutter Health System Sacramento created a multi-disciplinary committee “Quality of care on Labor and Delivery” for program development to improve patient outcomes and safety.