Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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.

Short-term goals

  • Engage Hospitals/Birthing Facilities in collaborative quality improvement on issues affecting maternal health through participation in the Alliance on Innovation for Maternal Health (AIM) Program
  • Engage key stakeholders to explore funding and partnership opportunities to develop a neonatal branch of the AKPQC

Mid-term goals

  • Secure funding to sustain maternal quality improvement efforts and to establish a structure for a neonatal branch of the AKPQC

Long-term goal


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 us for more information.


Resources