In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature directed the Department of Human Services to implement a pilot program to improve birth outcomes – the Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies (ICHRP) Initiative. The pilot program was designed to reach two demographic groups: African Americans at risk for low birth weight births in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and American Indians at risk for opiate use during pregnancy. This 2019 report to the legislature describes the origins of the program, how integrated care programs were developed and implemented, and reviews policy options for sustaining the ICHRP initiative.
Funding Source: State of Minnesota
Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies: A Pilot Project to Improve Medical Assistance Birth Outcomes
A 2019 report to the Minnesota legislature on a pilot program to improve birth outcomes in populations and communities at risk for poor birth outcomes