Maternal & Child Health
Our Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research (CHSOR) investigators have been working to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in peripartum care and to improve the quality and safety for pregnant patients and their babies in the United States. CHSOR is one of the homes of the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC), which uses data-driven, evidence-based practices to improve the quality of perinatal health.
As a result of our work with ILPQC, there has been a reduction of disparities in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, improved outcomes for all mothers and birthing persons, and a decrease in costs. The collaborative builds on the existing state-mandated regionalized perinatal system and operates with long-term sustainable funding.