About the AKPQC
The Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative (AKPQC) has been established to promote high-quality maternal and newborn care across Alaska. Perinatal Quality Collaboratives exist in most states and are structured and function based on the needs of the population. Alaska has a relatively small population, finite financial resources, great geographical distances, costly transports, unpredictable weather, scarcity of specialized care, high hospital staff turnover, and competing health business entities. This backdrop necessitates strong collaborative efforts to optimize perinatal care.
AKPQC Mission: To provide the highest level of care to mothers and infants across Alaska by collaborating with hospitals, birthing facilities, providers, and key stakeholders to promote the sharing of best practices and advancement of data-driven initiatives.
AIM Hypertension Initiative Resources
If you viewed an AIM Hypertension Learning Session Recording and would like to receive nursing or medical continuing education credits, please complete the Virtual Attendance Attestation form and return to Katy Krings at [email protected] or 907-269-3418.
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).
AKPQC Kick-off Resources (1/25/19)
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.
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].gov