MNPQC is working with community partners and leaders to improve outcomes in the following areas. Our initiatives are reviewed and selected by the steering committee based on the needs of Minnesota families, evidence-based research, and the ability to make sustainable change.
The MOSTaRE Initiative will: Emphasize family-centered care that maintains the maternal-infant dyad Address treatment and prevention of substance exposure during pregnancy for mother and infant Started September 2022 is open to all Minnesota birthing facilities and an ongoing enrollment. Engagement will include monthly action calls (available only to hospital teams) and monthly ECHO calls available to all. This project will satisfy new CMS guidelines for hospitals to collaborate with state PQCs. Hospitals interested will receive an orientation packet with details.
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Over the next six months, we intend to improve the percentage of newborns with refer/did not pass newborn hearing screening from birthing facilities and received a complete audiological hearing evaluation by 3 months of age.
In 2021 MNPQC hosted a statewide quality improvement initiative to improve the identification, treatment, and follow up of hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Information/resources on this work is found here.
Prematurity is now the leading cause of infant death in Minnesota and is associated with 33.1% of infant deaths from 2016-2020.