Improving Perinatal Health

Improving Perinatal Health (IPH) is a collaboration between Project ECHO, the New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative (NMPC), and the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) supporting the implementation of AIM maternal safety bundles in New Mexico hospitals and birthing centers.

The IPH ECHO is a forum to disseminate best practices to improve hospital readiness, recognition and prevention, response, reporting/systems learning, and respectful care regarding leading causes of maternal mortality and severe morbidity.

Multidisciplinary teams lead brief didactic presentations based on the bundle components. Each session also includes a case presentation provided by network participants addressing patient care or systems adaptation scenarios that provide opportunities for all network participants to engage in discussion-based learning and mentoring.

Hospitals and birthing centers are encouraged to formally enroll in the program in order to gain access to data reporting and analysis tools supported by AIM. Content and discussion are relevant to and enriched by the participation of a multidisciplinary and geographically diverse array of providers. All with an active interest in promoting safe perinatal care are encouraged to attend.

Target Audience

Perinatal care providers in all settings, including

  • physicians,
  • midwives,
  • nurses,
  • doulas,
  • lactation consultants,
  • advanced practice clinicians,
  • and pharmacists.

Administrative leaders in clinical settings, including

  • quality directors,
  • RN managers,
  • unit directors,
  • medical directors,
  • community-based providers,
  • public health professionals,
  • case managers,
  • and home visitors.


Program Team

Abigail L. Reese, PhD, CNM
Co-Medical Director
Interim Executive Director New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative

Trevor Quiner, MD
Co-Medical Director
Department of OB/GYN
University of New Mexico

Michael Herman, PharmD
Co-Medical Director Department of Pharmacy
University of New Mexico

Mariam Upshaw, MSN, CNM, RN-C
Clinical Program Manager
New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative

Rachelle Rochelle, MPA
ECHO Institute
Director, Program Operations & Outreach

Kelly Seis
ECHO Institute, Program Specialist

Mary Kate Hildebrandt
Program Manager
New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative