MNPQC In the Know
Perinatal Equity Committee Chair and Vice Chair Nomination Request!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to display on our website.
Due to the increasing list of partners having fall conferences this year, we have decided to postpone the MNPQC annual conference until the beginning of 2023.
More details to come. Stay Tuned!
The Minnesota Department of Health’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) reviewed 48 pregnancy-associated deaths in Minnesota that occurred during 2017-2018. Pregnancy-associated death is a death that occurs during pregnancy or within one year of termination of pregnancy irrespective of the cause. The findings of the review committee and recommendations can be found in Minnesota’s first Maternal Mortality Report. This report also includes demographic information and characteristics of pregnancy-associated deaths of Minnesotans and summarizes the causes of deaths, and factors contributing to these deaths. To learn about other key findings and recommendations see the Minnesota Maternal Mortality Report 2017-2018.
This series will focus on the intersection of perinatal opioid and polysubstance use and perinatal mental health. Dr. Cresta Jones will be co-directing this series along with Dr. Katie Thorsness, the perinatal psychiatrist at the Hennepin Health Redleaf Center.
Sessions will be held from 12:15 to 1:15 on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The format will remain the same – a short didactic session followed by a case review – we encourage you all to consider cases you have been involved with for discussion of best practices in general or for specific individual guidance issues.
This program is geared towards any stakeholders who influence, provide, or support care for pregnant people experiencing mental health or substance use disorders – this includes students, residents, and fellows as well.
We hope this series will help expand trauma-informed and stigma-free care for our patients and their families.
There are past and present events available on the calendar – View the full calendar on our website!
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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.
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