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The Minnesota Prematurity Coalition brings together community and health organizations, faith-based groups, healthcare providers, and parents to increase quality healthcare access and awareness around premature infant health issues. Individuals participate because they are interested in the issue and want to make a difference as part of a group effort.

Our two main goals are:

1) Increase awareness of the unique health and development issues premature infants face through:
   a) Advocating for access to quality health care;
   b) Identification, consolidation and dissemination of resources for parents and families; and
   c) Identifying and providing resources to support the professionals working with premature infants and their families.
2) Identify and support programs and policies that have the potential to reduce the preterm birth rate.

The coalition’s members are actively involved in driving the agenda. Members mobilize on the issues they determine to be the most pressing for premature infants in Minesota. The coalition has two subsets through which it drives initiatives and projects. Meetings are held several times a year as a group and via conference calls. For more information or to get involved, please contact Bonnie Hansen at 320.290.4909 or info@minnesotaperinatal.org.

MN Prematurity Coalition

Our Mission...

is to reduce premature birth and advocate for infants born prematurely and their families.

Parent & Family Resources

The Parent and Family Resources sub-group is dedicated to ensuring families have access to information and resources to guide them in their journey of raising a child born prematurely. Learn More

Professional Resources

The Professional Resources sub-group strives to provide up-to-date, evidence-based education opportunites for professionals caring for children born prematurely. Learn More

Public Policy

The Public Policy sub-group works to ensure legislation reflects the needs of healthcare professionals and children born prematurely as well as prematurity prevention. Learn More

Draven Charles LeVasseur
Draven Charles LeVasseur

Draven was born 17 weeks early on 11/19/14 by emergency c-section, weighing 1lb, 10oz and was 12-3/4" long. He has had intestinal surgery and PDA surgery, is doing great and has been moved to the ICC. Learn More

2016 Minnesota Perinatal Organization

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