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What We Do

NPQIC seeks to improve the delivery of and access to evidence-based and equitable health care for all Nebraska mothers and newborns. 

  • Sara Howard * Former Legislator and Current Policy Advisor, First Five Nebraska
    Sara Howard * Former Legislator and Current Policy Advisor, First Five Nebraska

    NPQIC has truly been a leader in helping every Nebraska mom and baby have a great start. I am honored to have worked with NPQIC since its inception, and I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish in the future!

Our Impact

Since its inception in 2015, NPQIC has led multiple statewide efforts to implement evidence-based clinical practices and quality improvement initiatives to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality as well as eliminate inequities in perinatal healthcare. NPQIC has successfully enrolled all 48 delivery hospitals in the State of Nebraska as member hospitals. 

  • Birthing Hospitals Served


  • Births Impacted


Hot Off the Press

On May 4th, 2023, the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health, in collaboration with George Washington University, released the first-ever grading of state efforts in addressing maternal mental health. These State Report Cards provide the first-ever comprehensive view into the state of maternal mental health in America. The U.S. is failing – with 42 receiving Ds and Fs. Nebraska received an F.

Trial: Functional Scoring a Better Guide to Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Tx— NIH trial affirms benefit of increasingly popular approach to get babies home sooner.

Thank you to our funders:

  • Nebraska - Good Life. Great Mission. Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • COPIC - Better Medicine - Better Lives
  • First Five Nebraska
    First Five Nebraska
  • AIM