Work Groups and Plans
Infant Mortality Reduction Work Group
The Minnesota Department of Health partnered with the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force to host three stakeholders' meetings to develop the state's infant mortality reduction plan. During the meetings, two topic-specific work groups were created - a SIDS/SUID/Safe Sleep work group and an Infant Mortality Review Protocol Development work group.
The SIDS/SUID/Safe Sleep work group is developing and implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce the incidence of SUID and promote infant safe sleep practices across Minnesota. The purpose of the Infant Mortality Review Protocol Development work group is to develop a robust infant mortality review protocol and process. An Infant Mortality Reduction Steering Committee was also established to monitor the progress of the work being done on the seven recommendations from the Infant Mortality Reduction Plan.
2017 meeting date details are available on the Meetings page.
The purpose of the work plan is to develop and conduct activities resulting in recommendations to the Commissioner of Health and the MDH on priority MCH issues according to statutory charge, not addressed by any other MDH advisory group, and utilizing members’ expertise and experience.