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Alabama Perinatal Excellence Collaborative (APEC)

APEC LogoAPEC Vision Statement

To be an exemplary resource for obstetric and other healthcare providers throughout the state of Alabama for assistance in improving perinatal outcomes and ultimately the health and welfare of women and infants throughout Alabama.

Mission Statement

To lower infant mortality and improve maternal and infant health in Alabama through: 1) Implementation and utilization of evidence-based obstetric care guidelines; 2) Assessment of meaningful quality benchmarks; and 3) Enhanced communication and collaboration with providers, both primary and sub-specialty, and patients.


APEC Goals

Ultimate Goal: Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

1) Help guide OB providers via evidence-based practice protocols and decision trees;

2) Identify meaningful quality benchmarks

3) Develop data collection measures

4) Review quality data and provide feedback to individual providers and institutions

5) Develop mechanisms to help providers in achieving benchmarks


Download APEC Phone App: To download the APEC guidelines to your smartphone visit www.apecguidelines.org

  • APEC Leadership Team
    William Andrews, PhD, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UAB
    Susan Baker, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, USA
    Joseph Biggio, MD, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UAB
    Sylisa Lee-Jackson, RN, Associate Director, Maternity Program, Alabama Medicaid

    David Lewis, MD, Professor & Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, USA

    Guy Middleton, MD, OB/GYN, Dothan
    Thomas Miller, MD, Acting State Health Officer, ADPH
    Robert Moon, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alabama Medicaid
    Melinda Rowe, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Alabama Medicaid
    Catherine Skinner, MD, Family Physician, Tuscaloosa
    Janice Smiley, MSN, RN, Perinatal Health Division Director, ADPH

    Amy Stratton, BSN, RN, State Perinatal Program Director

    Allison Todd, RN, MSN, Administrative Director, UAB


  • APEC CMEs now available through the ADPH Learning Network

  • APEC Resource Guide - PDF (color) brochure about APEC, including instructions on downloading a smart phone application to view new guidelines

  • APEC Resource Guide - PDF (black and white) version

  • APEC Guidelines - Guidelines under development, Metrics and Performance Improvement Projects

  • Revised Slide Decks for Elimination of Non-Medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age Toolkit

  • Maternity Patient Education Resources

  • Slide Presentation - "Town Hall" sessions held statewide January-March 2012

  • Video Presentation - "Town Hall" session recorded March 8, 2012
    To Play: Stop button is third symbol above green numerals. Play button is the fourth symbol.  Once playback is stopped, use slide bar to advance to actual start of the meeting after 7:20 has elapsed. 

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