Birth Certificate Accuracy Initiative
The ALPQC Birth Certificate Accuracy Initiative (BCAI) project began in the fall of 2018. The purpose of the project is to improve the accuracy of birth registry data collected in our state for surveillance and future quality improvement work. Our aim is to ensure that, by project end, 11 key variable on the birth certificate are reported accurately in 95% of birth records.
Action requires quality data. Accurate birth certificate data are critical ingredients needed to:
- monitor population health, particularly that of women and children
- solve public health problems at the state level
- make wise decisions about where to spend limited dollars
- inform future ALPQC quality improvement efforts