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The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) has a new website! The website has been updated into an easily accessible and visual format for all visitors. New features, like an events calendar, and new resources for the MNPQC’s initiatives and upcoming events have been added. We thank all those involved in the development of the website for their hard work! The new website is conveniently accessed through the same link at We hope you enjoy the convenience and accessibility of our new website!

MPO/MNPQC Welcomes Lila!

MPO and MNPQC welcomes our new program coordinator, Lila Page! Following our long-time program coordinator and business manager, Bonnie Hansen’s departure, Lila has been selected to take over MNPQC’s program coordination. Lila will be spearheading MPO’s Annual Perinatal Conferences and supporting the day-to-day functions of the organization.

Lila is a marketing professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Communications and Public Health from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has 3+ years of marketing & communications experience with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare, software, and technology industry.

We look forward to working with Lila in providing and improving perinatal care throughout Minnesota!

To contact Lila regarding MPO and MNPQC's initiatives, please reach out to

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 12:15-1:15pm 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
Learn More & Register
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 

January 2021 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, as decreed by presidential proclamation. It is a key time for us all as individuals to educate ourselves about human trafficking and crucially to learn to spot the signs of trafficking. MPO encourages healthcare providers to stay alert for any signs of human trafficking within their communities.  

For more information on signs of human trafficking and how to help, please refer to the guidelines provided by the US Department of Defense.

Better Maternal Outcomes Improvement Sprint: Reducing Harm from Hypertension

Each year, at least 700 women in the US die due to complications in childbirth. For each instance of maternal mortality, approximately 100 women experience complication-related harm. US maternal mortality rates have worsened over the last 15 years, at a time when rates in other countries have improved.
Learn More & Register - Session starts January 2021

source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

View the full calendar on our website

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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 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. 
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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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