NNEPQIN is a voluntary consortium of professionals and organizations involved in perinatal care across Northern New England. Our members include maternity and newborn care providers with a shared commitment to the health of childbearing people and infants. We practice governance by consensus and pursue our mission through interdisciplinary collaboration. We seek to incorporate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organizational structure and activities.

NNEPQIN’s Mission is to improve the quality of care and outcomes for all childbearing people and infants throughout Northern New England through education and data-driven quality improvement activities, in partnership with members of the communities we serve.

Our Vision is for all childbearing people to have access to equitable, respectful, culturally- competent, high quality care that allows them to achieve optimal health and their full human potential.

We achieve our Mission and Vision by:

  • Partnering with community members to inform our activities
  • Offering state-of-the-science continuing education conferences
  • Developing best practice, evidence-based guidelines and promoting adaptation for local implementation
  • Facilitating quality improvement projects through the convening of learning collaboratives
  • Providing independent and confidential case review of unanticipated perinatal outcomes with structured feedback for participating organizations
  • Participating in state and national perinatal quality improvement projects, to include maternal mortality reviews and the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health program
  • Collecting, analyzing, disseminating, sharing and using data to guide our work
  • Engaging in advocacy to influence policy and legislation
  • Identifying disparities in perinatal care and outcomes, addressing structural and social determinants of health, including systemic racism and other forms of discrimination

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is the administrative home and manages grants, contracts and finances for NNEPQIN.

See our Governance Structure

Abstract: NNEPQIN Abstract 6.2024


American Hospital Association Article :  Am Hospital Assoc_NNEPQIN

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