Perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies. The Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies, which is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Maternal and Child Health Section, began operating as the Texas perinatal quality collaborative (PQC) in 2013.
TCHMB is governed by a 24 member executive committee, led by a Chair and Vice Chair. 13 are voting committee members and 11 are non-voting or Ex Officio representatives from organizations/agencies.
Executive committee members span a broad range of multidisciplinary health professions, including obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatrics, neonatology, nursing, and community health, and include members of the following organizations:
Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS)
March of Dimes (MoD)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
The University of Texas System
Texas Hospital Association (THA)
Texas Medical Association (TMA)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District XI
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC)
Texas Pediatric Society (TPS)