3 Preventive Visits

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.

Action Steps

  • 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.