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Join the TIPQC Community Resource Council

TIPQC is dedicated to improving health outcomes for birthing people and babies throughout Tennessee. The Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care consists of providers, patients, families, nurses, physicians, and community organizations working to develop and implement evidence-based quality improvement projects to improve care in the perinatal period. TIPQC seeks to promote meaningful change, advance health equity, and improve the quality of care through pregnancy, delivery, and beyond for all Tennessee families. This year, 42 hospitals participated in TIPQC with 82% of the state’s births.

The TIPQC Community Resource Council aims to connect and engage nonprofits, government agencies, and other civic organizations working to meet the needs of birthing people, babies, and Tennessee Families. TIPQC welcomes the input and perspective of each of these organizations in our Quality Improvement work, ensuring that we are representing diverse populations and perspectives in our QI initiatives. 

Each application will be reviewed by TIPQC staff to ensure each organization meets the criteria for participation outlined below. Acceptance into the Community Resource Council does not indicate TIPQC or its affiliates, the Tennessee Department of Health, or any Tennessee hospital’s endorsement of third-party services or websites.

Upcoming Meetings

Join TIPQC this summer, as we travel across the state to meet with regional community leaders at our Community Resource Council Meeting. Register below to secure your spot at this important meeting so we can hear how TIPQC can support you in your important work.

Memphis- July 18th, 2024

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

2:00 PM-3 PM CST


Nashville- June 20th, 2024

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

2:00- 3:00 PM CST

The Next Door

Chattanooga- June 27th, 2024

Thursday, June 27th, 2024

2:00- 3:00 PM EST


Tri-cities- July 22nd, 2024

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

2:00 -3:00 PM EST

Northeast Regional Health Office

Knoxville- july 23rd, 2024

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

2:00 -3:00 PM EST

Helping Mama’s

TIPQC Community Resource Council Organizations

We are pleased to welcome the below organizations to the TIPQC Community Resource Council. Each voice brings a unique perspective to the council as we work towards improving health outcomes for moms, babies and all families in Tennessee.

Acceptance into the Community Resource Council does not indicate TIPQC or its affiliates, the Tennessee Department of Health, or any Tennessee hospital’s endorsement of third-party services or websites.

A Step Ahead Chattanooga’s mission is to remove barriers to contraception through education, outreach, and access to birth control.

The mission of March of Dimes is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap.

Family & Children’s Service offers more than a dozen different services creating a safety net to ensure that all children and families can be safe and healthy, especially those who “fall through the cracks” of traditional social services.

Roots and River Wellness is a Memphis Black doula service helping women, birthing people and their families become rooted and grounded while celebrating the joys of pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood. Their mission is to cultivate a positive birthing experience that’s safe, individualized and culturally congruent to help increase lactation rates, reduce health disparities, morbidities and preventable maternal and infant deaths.

Susannah’s House provides a nurturing and therapeutic environment for individuals and families to achieve sobriety, enhance mother and child relationships, and build better life skills while promoting spiritual growth.

The Tennessee Doulas Association works to ensure that every TN family has access to doula care, regardless of their race or income level. Through fostering an environment of collaboration and mutual respect among doulas, community partners, and healthcare professionals, the TN Doulas Association works to improve birth and postpartum outcomes for all families in Tennessee. 

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee is dedicated to providing safe, pasteurized donor human milk to the most vulnerable babies. We are on a mission to improve outcomes for Tennessee babies born too soon and too small by increasing access to pasteurized donor human milk.