QI Updates

Emerging from COVID-19: An Action Plan for a Healthier State

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us to be more resourceful, resilient, and collaborative — and provides opportunities to emerge with a stronger and more equitable health care system. To assess and further positive change, BioNJ and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute joined forces to bring health care experts throughout the State together to create, “Emerging from COVID-19: An Action Plan for A Healthier State.”

Read About Our Action Plan Work

Recruit, Train, and Retain a Resilient and Diverse Health Care Workforce for New Jersey

A key focus area of our COVID-19 Action Plan was the need to create and support a resilient and diverse health care workforce for the future. To deliver safe, equitable, person-centered care, New Jersey needs a health care workforce sufficient in size, life experience, diversity, and training to meet the needs of its diverse and aging population.

Read The Guidance Document

Maternal Infant
Health (MIH) Hub

To work toward implementing the Delivering Better Care: Midwifery Practice in New Jersey recommendations, the Quality Institute and the Burke Foundation will launch the Maternal Infant Health Hub as a policy and learning collaborative to strengthen midwifery practice and promote birth equity and justice in New Jersey. The Hub will convene midwives, advocates, and MIH stakeholders to create a shared learning space and provide educational resources focused on maternal health policy.

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Our Work


We have more than 100 unique member organizations— all committed to improving health care for everyone in New Jersey. Our members come from all sectors to contribute their insight and perspective on our work. They share their experiences and innovations, learn from national experts, and connect with decision-makers and thought leaders.

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Member Benefits

Ask us how you can receive even more benefits by becoming a part of our Leadership Council. This close-knit group has a strong working relationship with our board and staff and helps to inform the direction of our policy work.

Gain Exposure To Our Audience Of Health Care Leaders And Policymakers:

  • Participate in member-only networking events
  • Be a featured speaker at our conferences
  • Be interviewed for our bi-weekly newsletter

Receive Quality Improvement Assistance:

  • Get support for submission to The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center surveys
  • Benefit from QI Member best practices and regular quality briefings

Participate In Policy Development That Makes A Difference:

  • Join one of our multi-stakeholder work groups to develop and inform public policy recommendations and action steps

Gain Access To Our Expert Staff:

  • Have a dedicated QI staff ambassador assigned to meet your membership needs
  • Members get priority access to our speakers bureau for your events
  • Reach out to Quality Institute staff for expert advice and strategic planning

News & Events

Work Sessions to Implement Maternity Action Plan Begin

Maternal Health Awareness Day was earlier this week, providing us with an excellent time to update you on the work…

Posted January 25, 2023Schwimmer Script Blog

Take Five Interview with Overlook Ob-Gyn Chief on Creating a Better Birthing Model

Emre Kayaalp, MD, PhD, FACOG, Chair of OB/GYN at Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kayaalp is a member of the advisory board of the Maternal…

Posted January 25, 2023Take Five

January 2023 Newsletters

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Posted January 12, 2023Quality Institute Newsletter


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Feb 13

Maternity Action Plan Work Session: Build the Workforce Needed to Achieve Birth Equity and Quality

Please join us for our Maternity Action Plan (MAP) work session – Build the Workforce Needed to Achieve Birth Equity…

Feb 27

Maternity Action Plan Work Session: Reform Payment Systems to Drive High Quality Holistic Maternal Infant Health Care

Please join us for our Maternity Action Plan (MAP) work session – Reform Payment Systems to Drive High Quality Holistic…


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