Meetings and Upcoming Events

PNQIN Perinatal Opioid Project, Fall 2020 Summit


Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 & Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time, both days

Fee: There is no fee for this event. 

We are excited to bring our collaborative together for the fall summit of PNQIN’s Perinatal Opioid Project.  This summit will be virtual!  While we will miss the spirit and energy of our in-person events, we hope this format will allow an even larger community to gather to learn, share, and inspire. 

Click here to view the event webpage with more details on the agenda, continuing education credits, and registration! 

Workshop on Innovative Models of Care for Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health

Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 from 9am-3:45pm ET

This virtual workshop, hosted by The National Institute of Nursing Research will "...explore how nurses, midwives, and birth companions can improve maternal and infant health, specifically for women in U.S. communities affected by structural and health inequalities." For more information and to view the agenda, click here.

Registration is not required; join via NIH VideoCast

September Events from the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center

Fall 2020 Learning Institute Day 1

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 from 1-4:30pm EDT

"Co-designed with MHLIC, HRSA, and the state MHI and RMOMS teams with a focus on active application of new knowledge and skills."

Register here.

Fall 2020 Learning Institute Day 2

Wednesday, September 30th 2020 from 12:30-4:30pm EDT

"Co-designed with MHLIC, HRSA, and the state MHI and RMOMS teams with a focus on active application of new knowledge and skills."

Register here.

ASAM/ACOG Fall 2020 Buprenorphine Waiver Trainings

The American Society of Addiction Medicine and ACOG have partnered to offer Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder courses for women’s health care professionals. These online webinars focus on treating pregnant and postpartum people and equipping professionals with the education needed to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. 

Click the links to register:

  • September 25: Hosted by St. Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health

  • September 30: Hosted by Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (Jewish Healthcare Foundation)

  • October 2: Hosted by University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health

  • October 9: Hosted by University of New Mexico/New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative

  • October 16: Hosted by Bureau of Family Health/Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative

  • November 6 (link upcoming): Hosted by Oregon Perinatal Collaborative & Comagine Health

  • November 10 (link upcoming): Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative

SMFM New Virtual Course Offering: Meeting New Standards for Perinatal Safety

Date: October 23rd 2020 from 1-5:30pm EDT and October 24th 2020 from 10am-2:30pm EDT.


The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is offering a new virtual course entitled "New Joint Commission Standards for Maternal Safety: Practical Strategies for Implementation." This course aims to provide practical tips and implementation tools to help facilities meet The Joint Commission's (TJC) new standards for perinatal safety. Visit the SMFM website to learn more and register.


Cost: $40 for nine hours of content. 


Who Should Attend: "OBGYNs, MFMs, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, women's health nurse practitioners, hospital safety and quality staff, and administrators who are charged with keeping their facilities within TJC standards."

Why: "In August 2019, TJC introduced new standards for perinatal safety. These standards are similar to the bundles on obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension introduced by the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) in 2015. Hospitals often encounter barriers to implementation. In a multi-disciplinary online course, national experts in patient safety and quality improvement will provide practical tips and helpful tools to implement the new standards, which will soon be required of all TJC-accredited maternity centers."

Course Co-Hosts: Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM), American College of Nurse-Midwives, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, National Institute for Children's Health Quality, National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives, Preeclampsia Foundation, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Past Events

Please bear with us as we update this section with links to event recordings and/or slides. 

National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium (September 23rd and 24th, 2020)

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring to Improve Maternal Health (September 23rd, 2020)

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, and the risk of complications continues after delivery. Comprehensive programs for management of hypertension in pregnancy and postpartum, including home blood pressure monitoring, have demonstrated impressive outcomes in improving maternal health.


This webinar will include presentations on two model programs: Heart Safe Motherhood, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital; and STAMPP- HTN (Systematic Treatment And Management of PostPartum Hypertension) at the University of Chicago Hospital. Learn more here.

IHI Sprint: Reducing Harm from Hemorrhage (September 22nd, 2020)

​​The Better Maternal Outcomes Improvement Sprints are designed for hospitals and health care systems that are committed to impr​oving maternal outcomes and delivering safe, equitable, and respectful care in their maternity services. Participating organizations will learn how to spread best practices and protocols through a variety of shared learning formats and practical, how-to guidance. Learn more here.

Perinatal Care (PC) Core Measures: Updates for Fall 2020 (September 2nd, 2020)

This event aims to to enable healthcare providers to have a better understanding of new updates on the Perinatal Care Core Measures. Learn more here.


PNQIN MPQC State of the Union meeting (June 23rd, 2020)

COVID-19 Response Updates

Due to the recent university and health system policies regarding COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the summit previously scheduled for April 8, 2020, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. The health of our attendees, speakers, staff, and the general public is our priority.

PNQIN Perinatal Opioid Project (POP) Spring 2020 Summit 

In accordance with state and federal recommendations, to help protect the health of our community and our patients, the PNQIN Perinatal Opioid Project summit scheduled for May 13, 2020 is CANCELLED. Click HERE for more information.

PNQIN MPQC and the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety for  COVID-19 and Pregnancy in Massachusetts: A Virtual Town Hall  

Tuesdays at Noon

Click HERE for more information and for COVID-19 Resources​​​​​​​

MPQC Spring 2020 Summit 

A cooperative voluntary program involving Massachusetts maternity facilities and key perinatal stakeholders, designed to promote the sharing of best practices of care.