Our Mission

Optimizing perinatal health outcomes and experiences for all
Maine families through collaboration, education, and continuous quality improvement.
Our Vision
All babies, birthing people, and families will have safe,
high-quality, equitable and respectful care in their chosen setting.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Check out our new Respectful, Equitable, and Supportive Care Learning Modules
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Organizations represented in the PQC4ME Membership


The vast majority of Maine 2022 births occurred in hospitals participating in AIM quality improvement


More than one quarter, or 8 of 29, Maine hospital OB units have closed in the last 10 years

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PQC4ME is Maine’s Statewide Perinatal Quality Collaborative

The Perinatal Quality Collaborative for Maine (PQC4ME) began in 2018 and implements small changes over time to make big improvements in healthcare for all birthing people, babies, and families across Maine. PQC4ME is an action-oriented center for perinatal quality improvement projects and works within the perinatal system of care statewide.

Community Driven

PQC4ME collaborates with healthcare, state, and community-based organizations, as well as clinicians, families, and individuals with lived experiences to address current and emerging perinatal issues.

Equity Focused

PQC4ME advances equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all efforts to improve perinatal outcomes in Maine from preconception through pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and the first year of life, for infants, parents, and families.


PQC4ME is based at the Maine Medical Association Center for Quality Improvement, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education and quality improvement in health care and public health.