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MNPQC 2021 Fall Conference is now open for attendee registration!
This year will be a hybrid event; offering an in-person event, as well as, virtual collaboration & live streaming via Zoom.

Register today to secure your spot and book your hotel room with our discounted group rates!

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
MPO special group rate: $140 USD per night

MPO’s Kunsche Award is given annually to a member of the perinatal healthcare community for their outstanding work and dedication to advancing the field and furthering our mission. The Kunsche Award is a custom-designed print commissioned by Great Plains Organization for Perinatal Healthcare, Inc. (GPO).

GPO was a regional organization founded in the early ’70s and dedicated to advancing perinatal healthcare outcomes; Minnesota was one of its member states. After GPO’s dissolution in the early 2000s, the remaining prints were gifted to MPO to continue the tradition of honoring the hard work and commitment of our many talented perinatal healthcare professionals.

For more information, please see our website:

Please send nominations to Susan Boehm:
The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) is hosting a Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period Initiative in collaboration with Project ECHO.

Register for our next ECHO session on November 9, at 12:15 PM.
This series is free & open to all interested!

Visit our website to learn more >>

Save the Date!

Infant Mortality Awareness Week in Minnesota -
Please mark your calendar and help us get the word out!
Governor Tim Walz is declaring October 17-23, Infant Mortality Awareness Week in Minnesota. A proclamation is forthcoming. We will share an electronic copy of the proclamation with you once it becomes available.

Also, MDH will be posting educational messages related to infant mortality on MDH social media platforms throughout the week of October 17-23. Upon receiving the proclamation and social media postings, please share them with organizations and people in your network to increase awareness.

Questions? Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section at or 651-201-3650.
Attention MNPQC Partners!

On Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, the CDC released a Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory which recommends urgent action to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), trying to become pregnant, or who might become pregnant in the future.

As a collaborative, we are sharing additional CDC resources to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes from COVID-19 by actively promoting vaccination within our perinatal population. More information for general COVID-19 vaccine recipients can be found here:

Additional resources on the COVID-19 vaccine are available here:

MNPQC's Community Organization Resources

Visit the Resources Page on our new website to access the numerous Community Organizations and online resources. These resources aid mothers and their children, as well as healthcare professionals interested in improving perinatal health across Minnesota. If you don’t see your organization listed, or know of an organization or helpful resource that is missing, please contact us at to the community resource section.


To continue providing access to information, engagement, and collaboration among Minnesota Perinatal & Infant Providers - please send your resources, events, and information to to display on our website.

There are past and present events available on the calendar -
View the full calendar on our website!

Have an event that needs to be showcased?
Please send us the event information
Stay up-to-date - Bookmark our COVID-19 Updates page today!

MNPQC is dedicated to sharing the latest information, resources, and education with healthcare providers, parents and caregivers, and our communities. Our COVID-19 Updates page includes webinars, articles, and guidelines on the care of pregnant women and newborns, resources for breastfeeding mothers and obtaining formula, health equity, as well as general information, including other languages (as available). Sources include the CDC, MDH, SMFM, and partner PQCs, as well as other reliable sources.  

If you have additional resources or educational opportunities for us to share, please send them to
The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) is co-facilitated by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO), and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-DP17-1702.

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