The Maine Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) is an initiative under the Children’s Health Project of Maine Quality Counts (QC). The Mission of the PQC is to improve maternal and newborn health in Maine. Quality Counts is a regional health care collaborative that is dedicated to transforming health and health care in Maine.

The PQC welcomes applicants to its Steering Committee. All applicants are expected to uphold the Vision, Mission, and Goals of the PQC. (Click on link here) Please see additional qualification criteria below. The Steering Committee meets quarterly, with two virtual and two in-person meetings per year at Quality Counts in Manchester, ME. An option to attend virtually will be made available for all meetings and the meeting schedule through 2019 is as follows:

July 24, 2018 – 10:00-12:00 at QC
Oct 23, 2018 – 10:00-12:00 at QC
Jan 22, 2019 – 10:00-12:00 via Zoom
April 23, 2019- 10:00-12:00 via Zoom
July 23, 2019- 10:00-12:00 at QC
October 22, 2019- 10:00-12:00 at QC

The role of the Steering Committee is to collaborate with stakeholders to set goals and establish priorities; provide direction and guidance to project leadership; and participate in other interprofessional outreach. Steering Committee members may participate in specific projects, sub-committees, or events. In addition, Steering Committee members are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting for Quality Counts.

The specific criteria for an applicant are as follows:

Clinicians across the care continuum with a Perinatal Health focus (maternal/fetal/neonatal), such as:
1.     Midwives practicing in all care settings
2.     Obstetric Care Providers
3.     Pediatric Care Providers
4.     Advance Practice Providers
5.     Nurses
6.     Mental Health Providers

Other professionals with an Perinatal Health focus, such as:
1.     Lactation Professionals
2.     Doulas
3.     Childbirth Educators
4.     Emergency Medical Services
5.     Health and Liability Insurance Company Leadership
6.     Public Health Leadership
7.     Facility Administrators/Leadership
8.     Other, such as Genetic Counselors, Ultrasonographers, Physical Therapists, etc.

Members of the public with a Perinatal Health interest are also welcome to apply.

Desirable skill sets sought for prospective Steering Committee members include:
1.     Educators
2.     Risk management/quality improvement experience
3.     Health policy and advocacy experience
4.     Grant writing experience

Please complete the following questions to indicate your interest in becoming a member of the Maine PQC Steering Committee.

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* 1. Tell us a little about yourself

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* 2. Please describe your specific interest in achieving the Vision, Mission, and Goals of the PQC:

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* 3. What particular skills do you feel you could contribute to the PQC? (Check all that apply)

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* 4. Please describe one or more desired effects of a Perinatal Quality Collaborative in Maine.

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* 5. Is there anything else you would like to share with us that would support your application?

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