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Event will be held online via Zoom. Once you have registered you will receive the Zoom log information along with your confirmation from registration.
For more information on promoting the healthy development of babies contact Wilder AABC Project Director, Sameerah Bilal-Roby, at 651-280-2331 or sameerah @
HEAR HER Campaign
Hear Her. You Can Help Save Her Life.
Over 700 women die each year in this country from problems related to pregnancy or delivery complications. As many as 50,000 women experience severe, unexpected health problems related to pregnancy that may have long-term health consequences.

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is committed to healthy pregnancies and deliveries for every woman. The Hear Her campaign supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths by sharing potentially life-saving messages about urgent warning signs.

For more information, please visit this link

This month's spotlight post features the Ramsey County Birth Equity Community Council. To read the full interview, please click below.

MPO's President-Elect

MPO is currently accepting nominations for President-Elect, which is a 3-year commitment (one year President-Elect, one year President, one year Past President). The term would begin in October of 2021. Attached is the President's job overview.

If you have any questions or if you would like to make a nomination, please contact Susan Boehm:

Thank you!

This two-day event will combine hands-on perinatal healthcare sessions with quality improvement and evidence-based care practices. Our MNPQC will highlight initiatives on Preterm Birth Prevention, Hypertension in Pregnancy, and Mother/Infant Opioid Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Effort including opportunities to discuss current perinatal topics.

More information on the Conference will be released soon.

In the meantime,

Hennepin Healthcare announces Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder ECHO education series

Hennepin Healthcare’s Project ECHO will kick off a new series focused on Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) every Thursday from 12:15-1:15 pm starting January 7, 2021. Led collaboratively by Hennepin Healthcare’s Dr. Brian Grahan and the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Cresta Jones, our goal is to help providers develop the knowledge and confidence to manage this type of longitudinal care locally. Sessions are free of charge and open to all interested healthcare professionals.

Featuring local and national experts, the Perinatal OUD series will include the following topics:

  • OUD screening for individuals of childbearing age
  • Managing reporting requirements to child protective services (including Indian Child Welfare Act reporting)
  • Initiation of buprenorphine and other medications for OUD (MOUD) in the pregnant individual
  • Pain management during and after delivery for individuals on MOUD
  • Best practices in coordination with psychotherapy-based substance use treatment programs
  • Management of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS)
  • Patient-oriented, respectful parenting support for young families affected by substance use

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 info@minnesotaperinatal.orgto the community resource section.

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MNPQC has launched an Equity Committee to ensure that all Minnesotans have access and the ability to achieve their full, perinatal health.

The MNPQC Equity Committee works closely with the Steering & Executive Committees to improve perinatal health by focusing on improving equity within health care systems in our state. Members of the MNPQC Equity Committee will be involved with all initiative workgroups to provide guidance and support, helping to develop curriculum and education around racism, implicit bias, and accurate data collection.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding the committee on our website!

Stay up-to-date - Bookmark our COVID-19 Updates page today!

MNPQC is dedicated to sharing the latest information, resources, and education to healthcare providers, parents and caregivers, and our communities. Our COVID-19 Updates page includes webinars, articles, and guidelines on the care of the pregnant woman 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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