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MNPQC In the Know

March 2022

MNPQC Maternal Hypertension Project ECHO Series

The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) is hosting a Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period Initiative in collaboration with Project ECHO.
Register for our next ECHO session on March 8, 2022 @ 12:15-1:15 PM

Dr. Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health at the School of Public Health, will be addressing inequities in Hypertensive Care.

This webinar series is free and open to all interested! Visit our website to register and learn more.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Memorandum released December 7, 2021

Evidence-based best practices for hospitals in managing obstetric emergencies and other key contributors to maternal health disparities

New Webinar!

COVID-19 & Social Media
During this 60-minute interactive webinar, experts answered the most pressing questions on effective social media communication strategies and shared best practices for leveraging social media in your community — especially with limited resources and small budgets. Learn more and watch the recording below!

Thank you to our wonderful Conference Sponsors!

Your sponsorship ensures educational components, including our fall conference, supporting our mission of improving health care outcomes and reducing inequities in Minnesota. This month, MNPQC is featuring one of our fall conference sponsors, CentraCare!

CentraCare offers pregnancy planning, specialized care, and other support services to make the birth experience unique and personal.

Hear Her Campaign

The CDC’s Hear Her campaign has released an updated webpage with new materials for healthcare professionals to prevent maternal mortality, ranging from obstetrics to pediatrics and other fields of medicine in order to address readiness in identifying and managing obstetric emergencies.

MNPQC’s Community Organization Resources

Visit the Resources Page on our new website to access the numerous Community Organizations and online resources. These resources aid birthing people and their babies, as well as healthcare professionals interested in improving perinatal health across Minnesota. If you don’t see your organization listed, or know of an organization or helpful resource that is missing, please contact us at to the community resource section.

To continue providing access to information, engagement, and collaboration among Minnesota Perinatal & Infant Providers – please send your resources, events, and information to to display on our website.

Stay up to date – Bookmark our COVID-19 Updates page today!

MNPQC is dedicated to sharing the latest information, resources, and education with healthcare providers, parents and caregivers, and our communities. Our COVID-19 Updates page includes webinars, articles, and guidelines on the care of pregnant women and newborns, resources for breastfeeding mothers and obtaining formula, health equity, as well as general information, including other languages (as available). Sources include the CDC, MDH, SMFM, and partner PQCs, as well as other reliable sources.  

If you have additional resources or educational opportunities for us to share, please send them to

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