Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative

The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) seeks to improve maternal and infant health outcomes with emphasis on racial and ethnic health inequities.

Preterm Birth Prevention

Hypertension in Pregnancy



Live Births to Minnesota Residents (2018)


Deaths per 100,000 live births
Minnesota Maternal Mortality


per 1,000 live births
Minnesota Infant Mortality Rate

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.

Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder ECHO

Learn about the upcoming education series starting January 7th


MAFP – Weekly every Tuesday

My Perinatal Network COVID-19 education

Learn about the education courses offered


African American Babies Coalition Spotlight Message

Founded in 2008 by Sameerah Bilal-Roby, the goal of the African American Babies Coalition is to claim cultural heritage so that babies will thrive, excel, and lead the organization into the future. The organization aims to answer an important question: What discipline is good for kid behavior? The following is an interview MPO’s high school interns conducted with the founder, Sameerah Bilal-Roby.

Hypertension Initiative Faculty Member Melissa Erickson’s Blue Band Initiative

MNPQC Hypertension Initiative faculty member Melissa Bray-Erickson has worked extensively to raise awareness of preeclampsia with the Blue Band Initiative within Minnesota. To learn more, visit the webpage linked above.

Trauma-Informed Care for Frontline Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Perinatal Association and NICU Parent Network have provided a free, online Perinatal Staff Education Program to support frontline maternity and pediatric and NICU providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information, read the brochure linked above.

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.