Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) was founded in 1974 as a multidisciplinary association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving perinatal health. We provide up-to-date information on perinatal care practices, services and technical advancements and a great opportunity to network with professionals from the region.
Our Mission is to optimize perinatal health in Minnesota through education.
MNPQC Launches Preterm Birth Prevention Quality Improvement Initiative
The costs of prematurity are high. Personal and parental relationships can be disrupted and lifelong health problems in the infants can arise. Furthermore, healthcare costs associated with prematurity are staggering. The average medical costs for a baby born at term are $4,389 compared to $54,194 for a premature baby (source: March of Dimes). These costs translate to a $300 million excess expenditure for MN in 2017. The prevention of preterm birth is critical to supporting long-term infant health, promoting health equity, and controlling healthcare costs. For more information on what MNPQC is doing to prevent prematurity, visit our MNPQC page.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month
Moms and babies face higher risks than ever before. The preterm birth rate in the United States has worsened for a fourth year, from 9.63 percent in 2015 to 10.02 percent in 2018. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in this country and globally. Click here to view Minnesota's 2019 March of Dimes Report Card.
Thank you to our past board members
MPO would like to take this moment to extend our gratitude to our Past President, Phillip Rauk, and out-going Board Member, Jill Bauer. They've been instrumental in MPO's growth and their many years of service and support are greatly appreciated!