• ACET, Inc.

Improve Birth Outcomes: MDH Grant Opportunity for Family Medicine and Pediatric Clinics

Updated: Oct 11, 2021


Applications are due by 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 4, 2021


Apply here.


Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone, Minnesota, offers free screening and coaching during well-child checks to ensure moms have what they need to improve their health. As one of the recipients of a Minnesota Department of Health IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low Birth-Weight Infants Using Continuous Quality-Improvement Techniques) grant program, Pipestone was recently featured in the news about their high-quality program.


Keloland TV featured Pipestone County Medical Center and the service they began offering moms in July. “Women’s health is hugely important,” Pipestone County Medical Center physician Dr. Jackie Anderson told Keloland TV. “It affects the health of the entire family and entire community.”


Your clinic also could receive funding to make this difference in the lives of moms and prospective mothers. Discover an innovative way to reach moms and screen them for tobacco use, depression, family planning, and/or folic acid intake.


This opportunity from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is for family medicine and pediatric clinics that want to improve birth outcomes while promoting the health of women, children, and families. Learn more about Cohort 1 participants: Pipestone Family Clinic and Dakota Child and Family Clinic.


Apply and become part of a statewide effort, which is part of a national endeavor of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc. 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 $12,500 award over the course of the project.


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.


Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 4, 2021. Apply through an online form by clicking here.


The Minnesota IMPLICIT program is facilitated by ACET, Inc., under a grant funded by the Birth Defects Program at the Minnesota Department of Health.

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