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Evidence-based Strategies:
Increase prenatal care in first trimester

HRSA Key Changes to Improve First Trimester Prenatal Care Access - Care Model Framework Appendix

Description: Part of the HRSA Quality Toolkit. Lists strategies and provides links to programs. Categories of strategies are: Community; Organization of healthcare; Self-management support; and Decision support.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Provide access to prenatal screening and services via mobile services. Increase access to diagnostic screening services, especially for uninsured patients. Allocate resources and remove barriers for improving prenatal care and access. Integrate attainment of early prenatal care into business, strategic, and performance improvement plans. Create expectation that patient should take responsibility for scheduling and attending prenatal visits. Use all staff interactions with patients as opportunities to assist in self-management goal setting and practices. Create mechanisms for patient peer support and behavior change programs, such as group prenatal visits. Provide initial and ongoing education for providers and staff regarding importance of timely prenatal care. Facilitate provider access to clinical guidelines.

Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care

Description: CDC developed these recommendations based on a review of published research and the opinions of specialists.

Specific Programs/Strategies: The 10 recommendations focus on changes in consumer knowledge, clinical practice, public health programs, health-care financing, and data and research activities.

  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Setting: Policy, Clinical
  • Recommendation: Recommendations based on a review of published research and the opinions of specialists from the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care.
  • Review Agency: ASTHO
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care

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