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Alina Kraynak, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC

MDH, Maternal & Child Health Section

Alina Kraynak,  (she/her), is the Women’s Health Consultant at the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Kraynak provides education and guidance on various maternal health topics, serves as a collaborator and connector of statewide health interventions to health systems and community organizations. In her current role at MDH, she supports and coordinates the work of the Minnesota Maternal Mortality Review Committee. Dr. Kraynak is passionate about improving coordination throughout sectors, using population health principles to address health outcomes birthing people in Minnesota.

Dr. Kraynak worked for eight years as a critical care nurse in various nursing environments with diverse populations throughout the Midwest. She taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Population Health, to which her DNP focus was addressing barriers in care coordination for patients with substance use disorders, with a Medicaid provider in Chicago, IL.