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Although the following links are not affiliated with AWHONN, they contain information that may be helpful to our Minnesota Section members. AWHONN and AWHONN MN Section are not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.

Local Upcoming Educational Events

National Breast/Chestfeeding Month workshops
Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
12-1pm, the first four Wednesdays of August 2022
Learn More

Many Faces of Community 2022 Conference
MN Association of Community Health Centers & MN Department of Health
August 18-19, 2022
Learn More

Optimal Outcomes Conference: Perinatal, Reproductive and Sexual Health
MN Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
November 11, 2022
Learn More

WI Section AWHONN Conference
November 16, 2022
Learn More

MN Section Webinars
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring Review and FHR Strip Interpretation
    September 9, 2022 11am-12pm
    REGISTER NOW

Upcoming Webinars
(please check back for registration links and session details)

  • Sepsis
    October 7, 2022 11am-12pm

     
  • Eat, Sleep, Console
    November 4, 2022 11am-12pm

     
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    December 9, 2022 11am-12pm

Past Webinars

  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
    Hosted July 22, 2022
    Watch Recording

    Upon completion of this webinar recording, please email Bonnie for a post-webinar survey link. Once your survey is submitted, you will receive an automated email with your attendance certificate. 
Minnesota ECHO Opportunities

What is Project ECHO?
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) developed at the University of New Mexico, is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.


Hennepin Health

  • Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO
  • Minnesota Viral Hepatitis ECHO
  • Perinatal Substance Use ECHO
  • Minnesota Geriatrics ECHO

MN Perinatal Quality Collaborative

  • Hypertension in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period Initiative ECHO

Wayside Recovery Center

  • Wayside Women Services (WWS) Project ECHO

As COVID-19 started its spread in Minnesota, nurse-midwife leaders from across the state started meeting weekly over Zoom to discuss how care was changing. With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting clinical visits, expecting patients experienced even less time with their providers during wellness checks and their partners weren’t allowed to attend with them. In addition, in-person prenatal classes were suspended. Learn More

Websites / Professional Organizations
  • Breastfeeding Conferences - The one-stop site for health care professionals to access nationwide breastfeeding education opportunities
  • California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CQMCC) - A multi-stakeholder organization committed to ending preventable morbidity, mortality and racial disparities in California maternity care. CMQCC uses research, quality improvement toolkits, state-wide outreach collaboratives and its innovative Maternal Data Center to improve health outcomes for mothers and infants.
  • CDC Hear Her Campaign - Pregnancy-related complications can affect anyone. Learn the urgent maternal warning signs. You could help save her life.
  • COVID-19 Updates - MNPQC has aggregated the following resources regarding COVID-19 to help hospitals, healthcare workers, and allied professionals respond to the situation as it unfolds.
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - Information regarding certification, recertification, or continuing education
  • March of Dimes Perinatal Nursing Education - Perinatal education opportunities
  • Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition - Working collaboratively to create an environment in Minnesota where breastfeeding is recognized and supported as vital to the health and development of children and families.
  • Minnesota Hospital Association Perinatal Quality Improvement - Many women do not experience complications during childbirth, but labor and delivery present risks for both mother and infant. Adverse obstetrical events can cause severe harm. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), obstetrical adverse events happen during approximately 9 percent of all U.S. deliveries. These include perineal tears, hemorrhaging or even death for the mother; injuries to the skeleton or spinal cord of the infant; and some neonatal intensive care unit admissions. The Perinatal Roadmap is available from this link.
  • Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies - Our mission is to improve infant health outcomes by ensuring that medically vulnerable babies, in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, have access to safely pasteurized life-giving human donor milk when mother's milk is unavailable or in low supply.
  • Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) - Seeks to improve maternal and infant health outcomes with emphasis on racial and ethnic health inequities. Current initiatives include Preterm Birth Reduction, Treatment of Hypertension in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
  • Preeclampsia Foundation - The Preeclampsia Foundation is an empowered community of patients and experts, with a diverse array of resources and support to help you have the best possible pregnancy or to help you navigate the questions you'll have if you don't.
  • Prenatal or Postpartum Depression or Anxiety (MDH) - In response to growing awareness of these common complications of pregnancy and birth, the Minnesota Department of Health provides these resources and links to help mothers, families, friends, and health professionals better understand, support, and treat prenatal or postpartum mental health disorders.
  • The BlueDotProject Maternal Mental Health - Maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression are the #1 complication of childbirth.
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