PreemiePrep APP

Created by MPO to assist healthcare providers in the careful assessment, screening, and parent education necessary to prepare late preterm babies for discharge to their home.

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Professional Education & Resources – Websites


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Infants born preterm or with complex congenital conditions are surviving to discharge in growing numbers and often require significant monitoring and coordination of care in the ambulatory setting.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The AAFP exists to power 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide, as the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

Information for families and caregivers, including helpful links

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

The ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) – MN Affiliate

The local affiliate of the ACNM, offering local continuing education, networking, and events.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The ANCC credentials both organizations and individuals who advance nursing.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses

AWHONN represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal nursing across the United States.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN)

AWHONN’s mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN) MN Section

The local section of AWHONN, offering local continuing education, networking, and events.

Center for Disease Control’s Information regarding maternal and reproductive health

Clinical Directors Network

Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) is a not-for-profit clinician membership organization, practice-based research network (PBRN), and clinician training organization

Implicit Bias: Using Brain Science to Understand, Recognize, and Counter It (On Demand)

Region vs Public Health Training Center’s course on implicit bias. Open to public health professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. as well as across disciplines, whether health education, behavioral health, nursing, environmental health, leadership, etc.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

March of Dimes

Prematurity Campaign – Enter your zip code under “Find Your Local Chapter” to be directed to the MN Chapter

Maternal & Child Health Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Information regarding available programs regarding Maternal and Child Health.

Maternal Health Learning & Innovation Center Resources

National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)

NANN is a community of registered nursing professionals who care for infants born with a variety of health challenges and surgical problems.

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)

For 20 years, NICHQ (pronounced ‘nitch-cue’) has been guided by a profound passion for every child to achieve optimal health.

National Perinatal Association (NPA)

providing programs, services and opportunities to learn and engage

Nurse Practitioners Guide

Nurse practitioner data and resources to help you learn more about becoming a nurse practitioner, including the career options that may be available to you after you graduate.

Information on becoming a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse in Minnesota

Office of Women’s Health

Information regarding Maternal Health.

Prenatal-to-3 Policy

Information on research regarding public policy for young children and society.

South Dakota Perinatal Association (SDPA)

The South Dakota Perinatal Association is dedicated to improving outcomes of pregnant women and infants through education in the State of South Dakota.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ page on preterm labor and birth information

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Health System Information

Allina Health

Includes patient/family education materials in a searchable format, or by category

CentraCare Health

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

Children’s Minnesota

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

Essentia Health

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Gillette conferences and webinars attract national and international speakers and attendees who wish to collaborate with and learn from our experts.

Health Partners and Park Nicollet

Mostly focused on finding providers, with a brief FAQ page for patients regarding each category

Hennepin Health

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

Mayo Clinic

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

MHealth Fairview

Webpage mainly focused on providing healthcare services

Sanford Health

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Includes patient/family education materials from topics A-Z

State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

CDC State Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

State perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies.

CDC: Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

Video by the CDC regarding PQCs

National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

What Are PQCs?

Perinatal Information

CMQCC / Anthem Blue Cross: Improving Birth Care, Experiences & Outcomes for & with Black Mothers

presented in part by California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

Count the

There is a way to help you know if your baby is active and healthy

Hear Her Campaign (CDC)

700 women die every year in the United States from pregnancy-related complications

Minnesota Department of Health – Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Section

The MCH Section strives to improve the health status of children and youth, women and their families.

SmokeFree Women

Tools & Tips on how to quit smoking during pregnancy

Urgent Maternal Warning Signs (ACOG)

If you have any of these symptoms during or after pregnancy, contact your health care provider and get help right away. If you can’t reach your provider, go to the emergency room.

Neonatal/Parenting Information

Adrenal Fatigue Solutions

Techniques for coping with stress as a parent

Birth Injury Justice Center

Learning the causes, signs and treatments for birth injuries can empower and guide you as you take action to help your child.

Children & Youth with Special Needs

Help for young children who may have delays in their development

Donor Human Milk Update

In the last decade, the use of pasteurized donor human milk (DHM) has become the standard of care for very low birth weight (VLBW;<1500g)infants throughout the world when mothers’ own milk (MOM) is not available.

Feeding & Medication Log

track your baby’s feeding, sleep, and more

Immunization Records

locate your adult or childhood immunization records

Magic in Everyday NICU Moments

Learn how to find the Magic of Everyday Moments with your baby in the NICU.

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition (MBC)

Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

MN Milk Bank for Babies’ mission is to improve infant health outcomes by ensuring that medically vulnerable babies in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest have access to safely pasteurized life-giving human donor milk when mother’s milk is unavailable or in low supply.

MMRV Vaccine Safety

Information on measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella, and how to protect your child

Postpartum Information

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.

Postpartum Support International – local support groups

Information on local support groups and emergency hotlines

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN

Resources, support and a no-cost, 24-hour helpline for pregnant women, new parents and providers


Information on postpartum depression, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Community Organizations

4am Doulas

African American Babies Coalition

Ahavah Birthworks

AI Family Center

All Things Birth

American Indian Family Center

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Amma Parenting Center


Better Beginnings


Breaking Free

Bright Beginnings

By Water Birth

Childbirth Collective

Chosen Vessels Midwifery Services

Clear Holistic Therapies

Club Dad

Comfort & Care Doula Services

Community Voices and Solutions (CVAS)

Cultural Wellness Center

Dialog One

DONA International Certified

Doula Mae Birth Services

Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Minnesota

Embrace Childbirth Doula Service

Enlightened Mama

Everyday Miracles

Family Spirit

Fast-Tracker – substance use disorder programs & resources

Flutterby Birth Services

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Fourth Trimester Care

Gateway Recovery

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC)

Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assitance Center (gpTRAC)

Growing Communities for Peace

Health Birth Day, Inc & Count the Kicks

Healthy Birth Day, Inc & Count the Kicks

Healthy Black Pregnancies

Help Me Connect

Hope House of Itasca County, Inc.

Iris Mental Health

Joyful Birth

La Leche League of MN/Dakotas

Lactation Advocacy Committee


Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

March of Dimes

Meeker-McLeod-Sibley CHS

Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming

Midwest Doulas

Minneapolis American Indian Center – Bright Beginning Program

Minnesota Communities Care Clinics

Minnesota Community Health Workers Alliance

Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care

Minnesota Suboxone Providers & Doctors

MN Department of Health

Mystic Roots Mama

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

Nuway Counseling Center

Nystron and Associates, ltd.

Open Cities

Perspectives, Inc.

Power of Positive Workouts

PrairieCare Perinatal Mental Health Clinic

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN

Prison Doula Program

Project Turnabout

Proof Alliance (formerly MOFAS)

Preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and supporting all impacted.

Ramsey County Birth Equity Community Council (RCBECC)

Ramsey County Social Services

Recovering Hope Treatment Center

Recovery Hope

Red Leaf Center for Family Healing

River Rising Birth

Roots Community Birth Center

RS Eden

Sacred Space Birth Services

Southside Community Health Services

St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health

Star Legacy Foundation

Substance Use Disorder Resources

Taylor Mensah In-Home Care

The Beautywell Project

The Gideon’s International

The Postpartum Counseling Center

The Tidal Doula

Treasured Birth

Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Wayside Recovery Center

Welcome Baby Care

Wellcome Manor Family Services

Wellshare International

Wholly Mama Doulas

MNPQC/MPO Fall Conference

MNPQC 1st Annual Fall Conference 2021

MPO Fall Conference 2019

MPO Fall Conference 2018

MPO Fall Conference 2017

MPO Fall Conference 2016

MPO Fall Conference 2015

MPO Fall Conference 2014

MPO Fall Conference 2013

MPO Fall Conference 2012

MPO Fall Conference 2011

MNPQC’s In the Know

May 2022 Edition: MNPQC In the Know

April 2022 Edition: MNPQC In the Know

March 2022 Edition: MNPQC In the Know

February 2022 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

January 2022 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

November & December 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

October 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

September 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

August 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

July 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

June 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

May 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

April 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

March 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

January 2021 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

December 2020 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

November 2020 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

October 2020 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

September 2020 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

August 2020 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

July 2020 Edition: MNPQC’s In the Know

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MNPQC In the Know

Partner Spotlight Interviews

African American Babies Coalition Spotlight

Birth Equity Community Council Spotlight

Count the Kicks Spotlight

Mother’s First Spotlight

Proof Alliance Spotlight

Star Legacy Community Spotlight

The Preeclampsia Foundation Spotlight

Wayside Recovery Center Spotlight

Quality improvement

Robert Lloyd, Vice President at IHI, breaks​ down some basic QI tools in 2-8 minute videos.

The science of improvement: establishing measures

What do we mean by measurement for judgment

What executive leaders and improvement sponsors can do to support the MN Perinatal Quality Collaborative and other improvement projects

What’s the difference between research and QI?

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