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Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force

Active dates:1982 -

Review and report on various topics related to health care needs of mothers and children in Minnesota. Report on program guidelines essential to providing effective services to low income population and high risk groups. Make recommendations to commissioner of health concerning funding priorities for maternal and child health services.


The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Advisory Task Force was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1982 to advise the Commissioner of Health on the health care services/needs of maternal and child health populations in Minnesota, on the use of funds for maternal and child health and children with special health needs administered through MDH, and the priorities and goals for maternal and child health activities.

Reinstated (1995 Minn. Laws Chap. 246 Sec. 2).

The Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the task force.

Legislation passed in 2015 gave the task force clearance to "conduct a review of current methods of data collection on stillbirths, prenatal protocols to prevent stillbirths, available supports for families who have experienced a stillbirth, and any other information related to stillbirths that the task force deems appropriate" (2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 42 Sec. 4)

The Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force does not expire.

Related to:
Child Health Advisory Task Force
Advisory to:
Commissioner of Health

15 members (representation of professionals with expertise in maternal and child health services, local health boards, and consumers interested in the health of mothers and children; no member may be an employee of the state Department of Health); appointed by commissioner of health; terms governed by Minn. Stat. 15.059; compensation governed by Minn. Stat. 15.059.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1987-1996.
Record last updated: 12/21/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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