Maternal Care Quality Collaborative

The New Jersey Maternal Care Quality Collaborative (NJMCQC) is the 34-member legislated State Maternal Health Task Force formed to improve maternal health outcomes by catalyzing multidisciplinary collaboration, collecting and analyzing maternal health data, while promoting and executing innovation in maternal health service delivery. The NJMCQC will coordinate all efforts and strategies aimed at reducing maternal mortality, morbidity, and racial and ethnic disparities within the state. The NJMCQC will work collaboratively with current organizations such as the Perinatal Quality Collaborative and many others, that are developing and implementing maternal mortality and morbidity reduction strategies within the state. The New Jersey Maternal Care Quality Collaborative also known as the State Maternal Health Task Force will convene quarterly to: Promote buy-in, Implement the Nurture NJ Strategic Plan, Translate data into action, Strategize on future activities, and Solicit funding opportunities. The vision to make New Jersey the safest and most equitable place in the nation to give birth and raise a baby is at the forefront of the work of the NJMCQC. The NJMCQC is part of the HRSA-funded State Maternal Health Innovation program (SMHIP), a selective innovation program made to complement ongoing Title V programs across the country.

Mission and Vision

Mission

All women of color, particularly Black women, should achieve maternal and infant health and survival rates on par with other ethnic groups, and New Jersey will achieve a significant and sustained improvement in the overall maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates

Vision


New Jersey will be the safest and most equitable place in the nation to give birth and raise a baby.

Last Reviewed: 9/17/2021