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South Florida’s FPQC Wins State-wide Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, received the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2016 Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization.

The FPQC was selected as winner of this prestigious award out of 112 nominations and 13 finalists from around the state.

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The awards, totaling $350,000, honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health.

The FPQC was honored for its work for more than five years to improve Florida’s maternal and infant health outcomes through the delivery of high quality, evidence-based perinatal care. FPQC initiatives have made a significant different in the lives of mothers and babies across the state.

The FPQC was presented with the top award in the organization category, along with a donation of $50,000, on April 21 in Orlando, FL.