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.
MPO Board of Directors Updates
MPO is excited to welcome Erin Plummer, MD, Neonatologist to our Board of Directors as President-Elect. Visit our Leadership page for additional Board updates.
Dr Plummer specializes in neonatal critical care at Children’s Minnesota. She is originally from Ohio and attended medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. She completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Her clinical interests include nutrition, growth, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature and critically ill infants. She is passionate about caring for infants hospitalized in the NICU and building relationships with their families. Dr Plummer is involved in the education of neonatal fellows, pediatrics residents, family practice residents and medical students. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.
Give to the Max Day 2020 is almost here!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 19th and visit GiveMN.org to make your MPO donation. Through the first decade of Give to the Max Day, donors have given nearly $200 million to more than 10,000 nonprofits and schools in just eleven giving days!
Funds raised will be used to further MNPQC's mission to improve maternal and infant health outcomes with an emphasis on racial and ethnic health inequities. Visit our individual initiative pages (Preterm Birth Prevention, Hypertension in Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period, and Maternal Opioid Use Disorder) or contact us for more information.
Can't wait that long? Early giving starts November 1st - or donate today on our MNPQC page.
Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control
High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible
On October 7th, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension - PDF* provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition. Read the full article and Review and Share the fact sheet