A Collaborative to Advance California Maternity Care Through Data-Driven Quality Improvement

What's New!

Registration is now open for participation in the California Partnership for Maternal Safety. To register, email Valerie Cape at vcape@cmqcc.org.  Next steps will then be sent.


Infographic:  Pregnancy Complications can Increase Risk for Heart Disease developed in partnership with Sister To Sister and CDPH.


Download the Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Quality Improvement Toolkit

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), the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC), California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) and the Centers for Disease Control.  We are over 250 clinicians, public health leaders, key payors and public representatives all devoted to improving childbirth outcomes.

Current Priority Initiatives: 

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! Hospitals demonstrating their commitment to monitoring and improving the quality of perinatal care are CMDC Quality Leaders

California Partnership for Maternal Safety (CPMS)

The California Partnership for Maternal Safety (CPMS) is an effort to align with national expertise and efforts aiming to standardize care in all hospitals that provide maternity services. The CPMS is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder project comprised of physicians, midwives, nurses, patient safety specialists and other clinical care experts. The initial clinical focus for CPMS will be Obstetric Hemorrhage and Preeclampsia.

The CPMS is working in partnership with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG); the Association for Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); the California Nurse Midwives Association (CNMA); and California Healthcare Association (CHA). 

The CPMS is part of a global awareness initiative funded by Merck for Mothers.


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. 

For clinical questions about any Toolkit content, please contact CMQCC's Clinical Manager, Nancy Peterson at nursenp@stanford.edu

We wish to work with all organizations who are addressing these goals and we welcome additional resources from everyone!  To contact us or to send references or PDFs please click contact us.




California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)

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