The Perinatal Quality Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation incorporated in 2004. The mission of the Perinatal Quality Foundation is to improve the quality of obstetrical medical services by providing state of the art educational programs, and evidence-based, statistically valid monitoring systems to evaluate current practices and facilitate the transition of emerging technologies into clinical care.
The foundation is committed to disseminating consensus practice protocols, and to providing clinician and provider education, monitoring measures, and consensus discussions on emerging obstetrical technologies. The strength of the PQF is its ability to bring together experts, thinkers, and leaders devoted to maternal and fetal health to reflect on, select, and implement programs to facilitate quality perinatal patient care.
The Perinatal Quality Foundation initiated the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) program in 2005. The Cervical Length and Education Review (CLEAR) Program was begun in 2011 and the Fetal Monitoring Credentialing (FMC) Program in 2013.
In addition, the Perinatal Quality Foundation has initiated discussions and/or research related to patient safety in obstetrics, prenatal genetic testing, and carrier genetic analysis.