MCH Advisory Task Force Work Groups

2013 Work Groups and Committees

Infant Mortality Reduction Work Group

The MCH Advisory Task Force and the Community and Family Health Division are hosting a series of stakeholders’ collaborative meeting to launch the development of a comprehensive statewide plan to reduce infant mortality in Minnesota. The meetings are being convened to bring together stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors across the state to discuss the need for an infant mortality plan for the state and how we can work together to reduce infant mortality and infant mortality disparities.

Preconception Health Work Group

The MCH Advisory Task Force is convening a Preconception Health Work Group to identify preconception health issues impacting women and infants in the state. The goal of the group is to develop a strategic plan that identifies priorities, strategies, action steps and communication strategies that the state, health care providers, health systems and other stakeholders could take to improve preconception health. The work of this group will inform the Commissioner of Health, MDH staff and stakeholders.

2012 Work Groups and Committees

Family Home Visiting Committee

The MCH Advisory Task Force will convene 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.

Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Work Group

The MCH Advisory Task Force will convene a work group to provide direction and advice to the MDH on defining statewide activities to support children and youth with special health needs. This will include establishing priorities and developing plans for activities.