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For All

This project will work to build and develop respectful patient care for pregnant and birthing people and their newborns.


Through understanding of need and identifying areas for improvement, hospitals will integrate respectful patient care, address disparities, integrate social determinants of health screening and referrals, as well as discharge planning into the care plan, thus improving the overall patient experience and reducing disparities. 



The following application components must be completed before your project team will be approved to participate in this inter-institutional QI project:

It should be noted that execution of the TIPQC Participation and Data Use Agreement (DUA) with TIPQC is required prior to approval of your facility for this project application. Many facilities have already completed this step. It is only required once and is applicable to all projects.

It is recommended that the “day to day” project team member (i.e. key contact person) complete this application.

Designate key project team members
Designate data access rights
Designate additional project team members
Obtain necessary signatures

QI Project


QI Project Guidance

Key Driver Diagram

QI Project Guidance

Tool Kit




Data Paper Form

QI Project Guidance

State IRB Approval

Patient Reported Experience Measure Survey

PREM Survey

Best for All Baseline Survey

Understanding Where You Stand



State Project Leaders

Karen Schetzina, MD, MPH, the State TIPQC Infant Medical Director from Niswonger Children’s Hospital and Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Child and Family Health Institute at East Tennessee State University and Rolanda Lister, MD a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the TIPQC Health Equity Officer bring depth to this statewide project.



TIPQC is actively recruiting devoted health care professionals, community leaders and patient and family partners to further our mission of improving health outcomes for mothers and babies in Tennessee.