Hospitals in the District of Columbia and the states of Georgia and New Jersey will be invited to participate in an 18 month quality improvement learning collaborative designed to improve recognition of, readiness for, response to a postpartum hemorrhage.

In selecting states/regions for AWHONN’s PPH Project, AWHONN used the following criteria:

  • Regions with high rates of maternal mortality
  • Sufficient number of hospitals available to participate in respective regions
  • No existing, organized statewide postpartum hemorrhage initiative
  • Regional champions and grassroots support available to encourage participation

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia ranks lower than all states in the U.S. with 34. 9 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.


Georgia ranks 50th among all states in the U.S. with 20.5 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births

New Jersey

New Jersey ranks 35th among all states in the U.S. with 11.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

Note: The above data are from Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA, 2010.

Regional Support for The AWHONN Postpartum Hemorrhage Project


Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health

State of New Jersey, Department of Health

District of Columbia Councilmember Mary Cheh

New Jersey Hospital Association

Project Overview

Improve PPH care through quality improvement methods and collaboration


Learn more about our geographic areas of focus

Participating Hospitals

View the list of participating hospitals & meetings


Access more information on best practices for postpartum hemorrhage


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