OB Initiative: 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»

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

ILPQC Fall Meeting & Vermont Oxford Network’s Annual Quality Congress

We are pleased to announce that an ILPQC Fall meeting will be held in Chicago, at Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Dr., meeting space Gleacher 600, on October 30th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, in conjunction with the Vermont Oxford Network’s Annual Quality Congress. The meeting is open to all the ILPQC members and Illinois VON participants. The topics focus on the Nutrition Initiative we have been engaged since January 1, 2014.

Additionally, ILPQC members are cordially invited to attend the Vermont Oxford Quality Congress (November 1-2, 2014) and learn from experts from around the world, who are focused on improving the quality, safety and value of care for newborns and their families. Please consider sharing your research and quality improvement abstracts. Abstract and video submission deadline: September 3, 2014.

Register online on or before September 15 with code "ILLState" for a discount. Download an electronic version of the brochure here.


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.