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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 45 birthing facilities in the State of Nebraska as member hospitals. 

  • Birthing Hospitals Served


  • Births Impacted


Hot Off the Press

The Nebraska Department of Health and Services released the Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report for 2017-2021 this month. From 2017-2021, 50 Nebraska women died while pregnant or within one year after the end of pregnancy. Non-Hispanic Black women in Nebraska experienced the highest pregnancy-associated mortality ratio (PAMR), with 110.2 deaths per 100,000 live births, representing 7.5% of total live births but 20% of pregnancy-associated deaths. Twenty-eight percent of maternal deaths were due to a pregnancy complication, 93% of which were found to be preventable.

Thank you to our partners:

  • 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
  • IBBG
  • A Mothers Love