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PTB Prevention

MNPQC is sponsoring a statewide quality improvement initiative to prevent preterm birth in Minnesota. Organizations involved are (in alphabetical order) CentraCare Health, Health Partners / Park Nicollet, Hennepin Health, and MHealth Fairview. 

Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative Charter

Workgroup Members
Name Organization
Alina Kraynak Minnesota Department of Health
Andrea Winter Park Nicollet Women’s Services
Angela Thies  formerly Minnesota Perinatal Organization / March of Dimes
Anna Mueller MN Visiting Nurses Association / Hennepin Health
Anne Walaszek MNPQC Executive Branch
Beth Elfstrand MN Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Bonnie Hansen Minnesota Perinatal Organization
Carl Rose Mayo Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cody Wiberg  MN Board of Pharmacy
Darrah Solitario U of M Women’s Health Specialists Clinic
Denise Turk Fairview MFM Clinic Administrator
Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower formerly Minnesota Perinatal Organization voluneer
Julie Shelton Essentia Duluth
Kacey Justesen Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
Katie Linde Minnesota Department of Health
Lee Mork  Allina
Leslie Morrison Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, MN Section
Meiling Parker Maple Grove Hospital
Nancy Reiners Allina Home Health - Mother & Newborn
Sarah Favour MN Board of Pharmacy
Susan Boehm MNPQC Executive Branch
Susan Castellano Minnesota Department of Health
Tim Affeldt Specialty/Infusion Operations at Fairview
Yasuko Yamamura University of Minnesota

This group has no standing meetings at this time. Meeting dates/times are subject to change based on member availability and scheduling needs. Contact for more information. 

17P Quality Improvement Project Storyboard displayed at AWHONN MN Section's Conference, April 2019

MNPQC storyboard presented at National Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference, November 2018

The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) is co-facilitated by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO), and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-DP17-1702.

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