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Deepen Your Pediatric Work with These Opportunities

MDH Grant Opportunity
for Family Medicine and Pediatric Clinics
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Apply and become part of a statewide effort to improve birth outcomes while promoting the health of women, children, and families. During well-child checks, screen, coach, and refer moms to services to ensure they have what they need to improve their health. Discover an innovative way to reach moms and screen them for tobacco use, depression, family planning, and/or folic acid intake


The chosen clinics will receive:

  • Free technical assistance to implement the IMPLICIT interconception care toolkit; 

  • Free IMPLICIT trainings;

  • Free support in providing continuous quality improvement to improve women’s health and prevent birth defects; 

  • Connections to other clinics in your cohort; and 

  • A $20,000 award over the course of the project.


This is part of a national endeavor of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc.


Apply HERE.


Learn more about the participating clinics:

Please click here to view a local news story about one of our participating clinics and all of the great work they are doing with the IMPLICIT program!

To hear more about the program, please plan to attend the informational webinar on September 8th from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Click here to sign up!


This opportunity from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is through the IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low Birth-Weight Infants Using Continuous Quality-Improvement Techniques) grant program. The IMPLICIT Interconception Care Model is a cutting-edge model that embeds care for moms who might become pregnant again into well-child visits. It’s a preventative care model that incorporates assessments and referrals. Become one of the chosen clinics throughout the state of Minnesota in providing these essential services.

Join the Community of Practice

The Minnesota statewide Pediatric Care Coordination: Community of Practice provides a way for care coordinators of children and youth with special needs to network, collaborate, share, and learn from each other. The website makes this easier. 


This website offers:

  • Upcoming events and trainings (most are free);

  • Resources (from materials to a list of community organizations);

  • A directory, full of helpful information;

  • A forum for members to share ideas; and

  • Funding opportunities through the Grant Alert.


Those interested in being part of this community can register to be a free member:

IMPLICIT Impact in Pediatrics

Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, published an article about adapting the IMPLICIT Toolkit for pediatrics. Pediatricians providing interconception care (ICC) positively impacted birth outcomes. 

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