Progesterone Project

Preterm birth is the #1 cause of newborn death in Ohio

The aim of the OPQC Progesterone Project is to reduce the rate of premature births in Ohio at <37 weeks by 10% and births at <32 weeks by 10% by July 1, 2016 by increasing the screening, identification, and treatment of pregnant women at risk for preterm birth who will benefit from progesterone.

Progesterone is an evidence-based therapy shown to reduce preterm birth by more than 30% in women with prior preterm birth and/or short cervix through identification and treatment of appropriate candidates with progesterone prophylaxis.

OPQC is currently testing strategies for implementing this intervention with 23 Obstetrics outpatient clinics that were identified by OPQC’s 20 Charter OB sites. Successful strategies will then be disseminated to the other OB practices in Ohio.

For Patients: Resources on Preterm Birth and Prevention

For Providers: Help Reduce Preterm Birth in Ohio

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About the Progesterone Project

Action Period Calls

Participating Sites



The OPQC Progesterone Project is funded by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and administered by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. The views expressed in this [presentation, publication, report] are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of the state of Ohio or federal Medicaid programs. This study includes data provided by ODH and ODM which should not be considered an endorsement of this study or its conclusions.