Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders are one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in California, and also one of the leading contributors to premature birth. Following the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, preeclampsia-related deaths were determined to have a significant chance of prevention with timely recognition of symptoms and quick response to diagnosis. To help healthcare providers implement the best practices for early recognition, treatment and management of preeclampsia, CMQCC together with the California Department of Public Health: Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division published Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care in 2014.  

The toolkit is available to download after completing a brief survey in the “Resources” section of our website:

Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care