Clinicians, scientists, public health experts, and patients working together in state-wide perinatal quality collaboratives can significantly improve care and outcomes for mothers and babies. Supporters of these efforts include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the March of Dimes Foundation, and the National Institute for Children's Health Quality.
Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor-in-Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflicts of interest.