MCH Advisory Task Force Reports

Family Home Visiting Committee Report (March 2013)
The MCH Advisory Task Force convened the Family Home Visiting Committee to provide direction and guidance to the MDH on issues related to the Family Home Visiting Program’s expansion and integration of evidence-based home visiting programs in Minnesota’s health and early childhood systems

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Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Work Group Summary Report (January 2009)
The MCH Advisory Task Force convened a work group to add further definition to a "public health approach" to children’s mental health. The report attempts to convey the complexity of the issue and to lay the foundation for more work that needs to be done by public health, mental health providers, social services, education and multiple other community partners at both the state and local level to address this issue. 

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Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Work Group Summary Report (PDF: 876 KB/31 pages)

Infant Mortality Work Group Summary Report (March 2008)
The purpose of the Infant Mortality Work Group was to review the recommendations and strategies to address the Infant Mortality priority area in the Monitoring Trends in Maternal and Child Health (see below). The summary report of the work group describes what is currently happening to address the strategies identified in the original Monitoring Trends report and describes action steps that should be taken by the Minnesota Department of Health and other partners to reduce infant mortality.

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Summary Report of the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force Infant Mortality Work Group (PDF: 106 KB/11 pages)

Monitoring Trends in Maternal and Child Health: Report and Recommendations of the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force (December 2006)
This report on trends in the health status of mothers, infants and children in Minnesota and the accompanying recommendations are the culmination of a multi-year project of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Advisory Task Force.  The MCH Advisory Task Force was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1982.  The duties of the 15 member commissioner appointed Task Force are set out in Minnesota Statute section 145.881, and include advising the Commissioner of Health on:

  • the health care needs of mothers and children throughout Minnesota;
  • the type, frequency, and impact of maternal and child health services in the state; and
  • priorities for funding maternal and child health services.

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Monitoring Trends in Maternal and Child Health: Report and Recommendations of the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force -- December 2006 (PDF: 555KB/82 pages)