Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs)

  • State of Michigan's Prosperity RegionsRegional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs) act as the backbone organizations of the Mother Infant Heath & Equity Improvement Plan (MIHEIP). There are 9 Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (RPQCs), representing every Prosperity Region in Michigan. Each RPQC convenes regular meetings with diverse stakeholders to address each region’s largest concerns with individualized attention. 

    RPQC's are charged with improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality in their region by performing at least one Quality Improvement project per fiscal year, according to the unique needs of their region.  The goal is to bring the community together through a cross-sector collaboration between health care professionals, community partners, families, faith-based organizations, Great Start Collaboratives, home visiting agencies, and others.

  • Examples of RPQC areas of focus:

    • Implement SOPHE Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) program
    • Increase accessibility of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for pregnant & postpartum women
    • Increase referrals and enrollment into home visiting programs
    • ​Provide Health Equity and Implicit Bias trainings
    • Increase Perinatal Substance Use screening


  • MoFor more information on the RPQC's,
    please contact:

    Emily Goerge, MPH, MSN, RN
    Perinatal Nurse Coordinator