Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative


The Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative (AKPQC) is pleased to announce that seven Alaska health care facilities (representing 70% of Alaska births) are actively enrolling in our first initiative with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM). This first initiative is focused on reducing severe maternal morbidity related to hypertension in pregnancy through implementation of an AIM-supported safety bundle following a collaborative quality improvement (QI) model. The collaborative QI model emphasizes mentoring and learning among participating facilities through quarterly learning sessions.


The first AIM Hypertension Learning Session is scheduled for August 5th 12-1 pm. This webinar will provide AIM updates, support for implementing bundle components, facility stories of successes and challenges with bundle implementation, and an opportunity for Q&A. Although the purpose of this learning session is to bring participating facilities together, all are welcome to attend.


AIM Hypertension Learning Session

Monday, August 5, 2019

12:00 pm-1:00 pm (Alaska time)

Meeting number (access code): 800 488 774


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Severe maternal morbidity related to hypertension is highly preventable through implementation of evidence-based practices and quality improvement strategies included in the AIM-supported hypertension safety bundle. Our goal is to engage all Alaska hospitals and birth facilities in collaborative QI to eliminate preventable hypertension-related severe maternal morbidity. To learn more or to join this initiative, please contact Katy Krings ([email protected] or 907-269-3418).


The AKPQC Steering Committee meets the second Thursday of every month from 12 pm to 1 pm. All are welcome to attend these meetings. Contact Katy Krings for the agenda or for information about how to join.

Presentations for download

Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative Kick-Off

Current Landscape of Alaska Maternal Child Health Data

National Partnerships with the AIM Alliance

Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative Launch Survey

Perinatal Quality Collaboratives: What they Are, What They Do, And How They Can Improve Neonatal Outcomes

Making an Impact on Maternal Mortality and Severe Morbidity

AIM Introductory Webinar Recording

AIM Introductory Webinar Slides



Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2018: PRAMS Edition

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality in Alaska


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For more information about the Alaska PQC or to find out how to join please contact:

Katy Krings, MPH, RN, CPH

Perinatal/Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant

State of Alaska, DHSS, Division of Public Health

Section of Women’s, Children’s & Family Health

Direct line: 907-269-3418

Email: [email protected]