This is our story


Our Vision

Our vision is that every region in the State of Virginia has an aligned, coordinated care network that optimizes the care experience, health outcomes, and utilization of clinical and community-based services for every pregnant and postpartum individual using a person-centered approach.

Our Approach

The Maternal Quality Care Alliance is a coalition of healthcare providers, researchers, and advocates committed to improving maternal health outcomes in Virginia. Our team works to advance evidence-based practices, policy changes, and increase community engagement to ensure that all women and birthing people have access to high-quality, equitable community-based support during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. By bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise, we aim to address the systemic factors that contribute to maternal mortality and morbidity, and to create a future where every family can thrive.

Our Priorities

We are strengthening the system through the co-implementation of strategies which dismantle harmful practices and create new practices that support child-bearing age, pregnant and postpartum people.

  1. Achieve Health Equity
  2. Prioritize Community Voice
  3. Educate and Support
  4. Advocate and Co-design

Making an Impact


We will elevate community voice and engage in a community-led approach in our design and actions.


We will empower and support child-bearing age, pregnant and postpartum people.


We will engage community partners to authentically collaborate to towards collective impact.


We will collectively contribute moving towards better health outcomes.


We will move from a segmented system to a coordinated system of care for child-bearing age, pregnant and postpartum people.

Collective Impact

Collective Impact (CI) is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration.

Building Safer Systems

The roadmap to SAFER™ Perinatal Care is a tool used to help support systems-level change through:

  • Structure and Sustainability
  • Access
  • Follow-through and Follow-Up
  • Empowerment
  • Risk Screening, Mitigation, and Referrals

The MQCA is focused on building systems using a SAFER center of approach:

  • Workforce development
  • Empowering and supporting providers and practices to provide high-level supportive care
  • Building safe zones for expectant and postpartum people (hub + collaborative care model)
  • Providing tools to families to promote safe and healthy pregnancies

Founding Partners