Our Initiatives

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.


Mother/Infant Opioid Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Effort

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

This 12-month quality improvement initiative starting fall 2022, is open to all Minnesota birthing facilities. 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.

For more information please contact Susan Boehm susan.boehm@minnesotaperinatal.org

EDHI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative

More details coming soon.

Hypertension in Pregnancy

MNPQC is hosting a statewide quality improvement initiative to improve the identification, treatment, and follow up of hypertension in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Preterm Birth Prevention

Prematurity is the second leading cause of infant death in Minnesota (MN) and is associated with 24.7% of infant deaths from 2012-2016.

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