Pre-conception / Inter-conception Care
Training Curriculum 2
3 Preventive Visits
Provide risk assessment and educational health promotion counseling to all women of childbearing age as a component of primary care visits, to reduce reproductive risks and improve pregnancy outcomes.
- Increase health care provider awareness regarding the importance of addressing preconception health among all women of childbearing age.
- Develop and implement curricula on pre-conception care for clinical instruction, and for continuing education of health care professionals.
- Develop a recommended screening and health promotion package.
- Develop a practical screening tool for primary care settings, which emphasizes preconception risk assessment (e. g. reproductive history, genetic, and environmental risk factors)
- Develop evidence-based models for integrating components of preconception care to facilitate delivery of and demand for prevention and intervention services.
- Establish benchmarks, provider training, and self audits to improve provider knowledge attitudes, and practices to reduce missed opportunities for screening and health promotion.
- Use federally funded collaboratives for community health centers and other Federally Qualified health Centers to improve the quality of preconception risk assessment, health promotion, and intervention provided through primary care.
- Develop fiscal incentives for screening the health promotion.