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Our Initiatives

MNPQC is working with community partners and leaders to improve outcomes in the following areas. Our initiatives are reviewed and recommended by the Program Advisory 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 launched in September 2022 and emphasizes family-centered care that maintains the maternal-infant dyad. It addressed treatment and prevention of substance exposure during pregnancy for mother and infant. After the completion of the first year, teams entered a maintenance phase of quarterly calls scheduled until October 2024. This Initiative satisfies new CMS guidelines for hospitals to collaborate with state PQCs. Tentative 2nd Cohort and other collaborative opportunities around this work will be available in 2024- more information to come! Please make sure you are receiving our newsletter for updates as dates become available.

EHDI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

Calling all hospital teams passionate about advancing early hearing detection and intervention! Are you eager to access invaluable resources, receive expert guidance, and engage in collaborative opportunities with fellow healthcare professionals? Look no further!

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Just announced! Upcoming 8-week educational opportunity- OB Hypertension Sprint: Improvements in Prevention & Identification! This collaborative sprint will delve into comprehensive strategies for identifying and managing obstetrical hypertension, leveraging both the Blue Band project and Low-Dose Aspirin approaches. Crafted to foster the exchange of insights, best practices, and innovative solutions to enhance preventive measures and optimize outcomes.

Preterm Birth Prevention

Prematurity is now the leading cause of infant death in Minnesota and is associated with 33.1% of infant deaths from 2016-2020.

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