ALASKA PERINATAL
QUALITY COLLABORATIVE
(AKPQC)

Invitation to provide feedback on the 2022-2023 Alaska Title V
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Priorities and Action Plan:

 

Gathering public comment on State Title V efforts is an integral part of the Block Grant application process. The plan’s strategies are designed to impact the state priorities identified during the 2020 Title V Needs Assessment and subsequent updates.

We hope you will take a few moments to review the Alaska Title V Overview for Public Comment: Selected Narratives and State Action Plan Strategy List from the 2022‐2023 Title V MCH Block Grant Submission (published July 2022), which includes an overview and background information about the Alaska Title V Program and Priorities, as well as the full list of strategies at the end of the document.
 

This document is available for public comment until August 9, 2022, at 5pm.

 You can provide input using any of the following options below:

 

Please reach out to ness.verigin@alaska.gov if you would like to receive follow up communication or if you need assistance completing the public comment process.

About the AKPQC

The Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative (AKPQC) has been established to promote high-quality maternal and newborn care across Alaska. Perinatal Quality Collaboratives exist in most states and are structured and function based on the needs of the population. Alaska has a relatively small population, finite financial resources, great geographical distances, costly transports, unpredictable weather, scarcity of specialized care, high hospital staff turnover, and competing health business entities. This backdrop necessitates strong collaborative efforts to optimize perinatal care. The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health (WCFH) is the administrative partner to the Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

AKPQC Mission: To provide the highest level of care to mothers and infants across Alaska by collaborating with hospitals, birthing facilities, providers, and key stakeholders to promote the sharing of best practices and advancement of data-driven initiatives.

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Short-term goals

  • Engage Hospitals/Birthing Facilities in collaborative quality improvement on issues affecting maternal health through participation in the Alliance on Innovation for Maternal Health (AIM) Program

  • Engage key stakeholders to explore funding and partnership opportunities to develop a neonatal branch of the AKPQC

 

Mid-term goals

  • Secure funding to sustain maternal quality improvement efforts and to establish a structure for a neonatal branch of the AKPQC

 

Long-term goal

  • Eliminate preventable maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Alaska

The AKPQC Steering Committee meets the second Thursday of every month from 12 pm to 1 pm. All are welcome to attend these meetings.

 

Email akpqc@alaska.gov for more information.
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