OB Initiative Links

Sign Up for REDCap Access

ILPQC is getting hospitals ready to begin data collection. Hospitals will need to submit information to get REDCap user IDs to access the database.

Please complete the REDCap Access Form here»

Go to the REDCap website here»


Birth Certificate Project Team & Roster Form

Please complete the Hospital Roster form here»


In the News...

Preconception Maternal Diet Linked to Birth Outcomes
Read the full article on the Medical Research.com website»

What a woman eats before she becomes pregnant affects her child’s health for life
Read the full article on the Mail Online website»

Early Deliveries Fine for FedEx and UPS – Not So Much for Babies!
Read the full article on the CoalitionsWork website»

The IRB protocol that has been approved...

Below is a copy of the IRB protocol that has been approved for ILPQC by Northwestern University. Please note that this is an umbrella IRB that covers the data submitted by participating hospitals to ILPQC and housed at Northwestern University. Participating hospitals do not need to apply for IRB approval at their institutions because the data collected is for quality improvement activities and no protected health information (PHI) is being used. For more information on quality improvement activities, please visit http://answers.hhs.gov/ohrp/categories/1569.

Read the full IRB here»

Featured Partner Announcement

Register Now for January Online TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer Course

AHRQ is offering TeamSTEPPS Master Training online as an accredited course for health care professionals interested in improving patient safety and health care quality. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork approach to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. The next groups of learners will begin in January, so create an account and begin your pre-course preparation now to ensure you are able to begin with your preferred group.

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Engage perinatal stakeholders across disciplines and at every level to improve the quality of perinatal care and health outcomes for Illinois women and infants using improvement science and evidence-based practice guidelines.


A statewide perinatal quality collaborative that involves all perinatal stakeholders; utilizes data-driven, evidence-based practices; improves perinatal quality resulting in improved birth outcomes, improved health for women and infants, and decreased costs; builds on Illinois’ existing state-mandated Regionalized Perinatal System, and operates with long-term sustainable funding.