• ACET, Inc.

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


Applications due by 5 p.m. CST, Friday, February 26, 2021


Apply here.


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.


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.


Your clinic can do this through the IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low Birth-Weight Infants Using Continuous Quality-Improvement Techniques) grant program. Apply and become part of a statewide effort, which is part of a national endeavor of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc.


The chosen clinic will receive:

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

  • Free IMPLICIT trainings;

  • Free support in providing continuous quality improvement (QI) 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.


To apply

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. CST, Friday, February 26, 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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