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 Women's Health Info Series - 2014 Archive

Before and Beyond Pregnancy: The Preconception/Interconception Clinical Toolkit

Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 2-3 pm ET

The National Preconception/Interconception Clinincal Toolkit, developed by the Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative, was designed to help primary care providers and their colleagues incorporate preconception/interconception health into the routine care of all women of childbearing age. The goal of this toolkit is to help clinicians reach every woman who might someday be pregnant every ttime she presents for routine primary care with efficient, evidence-based strategies and resources to help her achieve: healthier short and long term personal health outcomes; increased likelihood that any preganancies in her future are by choice rather than chance; and decreased likelihood of complications if she does become pregnant in the future. This webinar included a presentation and ste-by-step guidance of the use of the toolkit and information on who it can be used in every day practice. The creation of this toolkit was made possible by contributions from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health  


National Preconception and Interconception Clinical Toolkit Webinar Slide Deck

Featured Speakers:
  • Sarah Verbiest  – Executive Director, UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health; Senior Consultant, National Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative
  • Merry-K Moos  – Consultant, UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health; Co-Chair, Clinical Work Group, Naitonal Preconception Health & Health Care Initiative


Building, Implementing, and Sustaining Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 2-3 pm ET

On June 26, AMCHP hosted a webinar featuring state examples of teen pregnancy prevention programming through the lenses of positive youth development, the program implementation life cycle, and disparity reduction. In recent weeks and coinciding with Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May, numerous federal partners and their grantees participated in webinars on teen pregnancy prevention activities, including on the topics of engaging males and prevention of subsequent teen pregnancies. As MCH programs consider their own efforts designing, coordinating, and evaluating teen pregnancy prevention programs within their state, this AMCHP webinar highlighted three state teen pregnancy initiatives at different stages of implementation, and focused on their efforts to reduce disparities (by race/ethnicity and urban versus rural) in teen pregnancy and childbearing, leveraging novel partnerships and outreach methods. 


Featured speakers:
  • Gabriel McNeal  – PREP Coordinator, Adolescent & Youth Development Specialist, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Benita Decker  – State Adolescent Health Coordinator, Kentucky Department of Public Health
  • Tiffane Raulerson – Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project Coordinator, Florida Department of Health

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how a PYD framework and "whole adolescent" approach informs teen pregnancy prevention efforts
  • Identify program challenges and priorities across the implementation life cycle of teen pregnancy prevention programming and solutions that have been implemented
  • Consider emerging methods for engaging communities and diverse stakeholders in teen pregnancy prevention efforts, including reducing disparities (urban vs. rural, race/ethnicity) and forging new partnerships

The HHS Office of Adolescent Health has posted a number of events and their recordings for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

MCH leadership competencies: 

  • MCH Leadership Competency 1: MCH Knowledge Base
  • MCH Leadership Competency 4: Critical Thinking
  • MCH Leadership Competency 5: Communication
  • MCH Leadership Competency 11: Working with Communities and Systems