Statewide Collaboratives and NAS Demonstration Projects

The Vermont Oxford Network has the privilege of partnering with a growing number of states, who are deeply invested in improving outcomes for infants and families affected by NAS.

The states have been successful in identifying and partnering with hospitals that provide all levels of care, to provide a coordinated and synchronized network of improvement. Additionally, they have partnered with their state public health departments, and third party payers, to design effective strategies specific to their local and regional context. In 2015, the VON partner states will adopt the Universal NAS Curriculum, and aim to train 85% of their healthcare providers who encounter substance-exposed infants and families.

The current list of state collaboratives includes:

  • Alaska – Alaska State Collaborative
  • Massachusetts – Neonatology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NeoQIC)
  • Michigan – Michigan Collaborative Quality Initiative (MICQI)
  • New Hampshire/Vermont – Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN)
  • Wisconsin – Wisconsin Neonatal Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WINpqc)

If you are interested in joining the VON iNICQ collaborative, at a state level, please contact for details and tips to support your statewide work.

A 20% discount applies to health systems and/or state QI collaboratives that register multiple NICUs. Special deeply discounted rates for Level 1 and 2 centers may apply when associated with participating statewide/regional quality improvement collaborative efforts. Please call for eligibility details. We also have modified fee schedules to coordinate with your budget cycle.