Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative

The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) is a network of organizations, medical providers, content experts, and community voices led by Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). We seek to improve perinatal and infant health outcomes with an emphasis on improving health equity for all birthing people.

Hypertension in Pregnancy


Preterm Birth Prevention


Live Births to Minnesota Residents (2019)


Deaths per 100,000 live births
Minnesota Maternal Mortality


per 1,000 live births
Minnesota Infant Mortality Rate
Closeup of two women's pregnant bellies. The two women have different skin tones, one is a darker brown and the other a lighter brown.

Who we are.

The MNPQC aims to provide the best, safest care for women and infants statewide with advanced, sustained, data-driven practices that result in improved quality care and reduced health disparities.

Upcoming Events.

Wayside Women’s Services ECHO

in partnership with Project ECHO

The Wayside Women Services (WWS) Project ECHO focuses on sharing practice and support service information which will enable participating organizations to empower women and families to break the cycle of addiction and trauma.

Hypertension in Pregnancy & Postpartum Period Initiative ECHO Series

The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) hosted free monthly education calls in collaboration with Project ECHO for our  Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period Initiative.

Learn more & watch the recordings below!

Perinatal Substance Use ECHO Series

Presented by Hennepin Healthcare

Online presentations and case studies
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month, 2022-23, 12:15-1:15pM

1st session April 12, 2022
Co-directed by Drs. Cresta Jones and Dr. Katie Thorsness

Learn more about ECHO or Register by email to Brian.Grahan@hcmed.org

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