Quality Improvement Collaboratives

Join the Premiere Quality Improvement Collaboratives

Vermont Oxford Network is the leader in providing structured multi-institutional quality improvement collaboratives, where interdisciplinary teams work collaboratively to employ current best-practice evidence and proven improvement-science methodology to address compelling clinical challenges. To date, over 475 teams from around the world have successfully joined VON collaboratives to move beyond simply collecting data to improving on targeted strategic clinical outcomes. Two levels of improvement collaboration and learning are available for your team.

iNICQ logo Internet-based Newborn Improvement Collaborative for Quality

Our iNICQ collaboratives offer Internet-based, action-oriented team learning in a multi-center structure designed to engage and motivate your team. In 2015 we launched our 15th Internet-based quality improvement collaborative, welcoming centers from the worldwide community of practice as well as state and regional perinatal collaborative networks to measure, learn, improve, and share potentially better practices in the care of infants and families affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome.

With this year’s collaborative, we’ve partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to focus on antibiotic overuse in hospital neonatal care units using the CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs as a guide. The broader curriculum, created by neonatal medicine experts from around the world, will help healthcare centers initiate or expand upon their existing antibiotic stewardship activities in the NICU environment. Learn more on the iNICQ homepage:  Choosing Antibiotics Wisely

NICQ LogoNewborn Improvement Collaborative for Quality

Integrating the power of our internet-based collaboratives with the interpersonal strength and inspiration provided by face-to-face activities, NICQ offers a hybrid model for improvement. NICQ teams work virtually in Homeroom affinity groups to apply quality improvement concepts that will impact their local quality improvement aims. You can learn more on the NICQ homepage.


Vermont Oxford Network quality improvement collaboratives are open to both members and non-member centers from the worldwide community of practice. Please consider joining us in the quest to measure, learn, improve, and share potentially better practices within your NICU team and teams from around the globe.