NC Preconception Health Strategic Plan Powerpoint by xiaoyounan


									North Carolina Preconception
   NC Preconception Initiative
• Preconception Health Leadership Team comprised
  of representatives from UNC, DPH, March of
  Dimes and Folic Acid Council

• 75 participants in Preconception Health Thinktank

• Participants include representatives from DPI,
  local health departments, public and private
  universities, DHHS, community based
  organizations, non-profit agencies and consumers

• Preconception Health Initiative Minutes and other
  pertinent information are posted on
Planning Steps
March 2007 Think Tank Meeting #1
   To initiate a collaborative process
    to create a state Preconception Action Plan

May 2007 Think Tank Meeting #2
   To collect diverse ideas and understand how
    preconception fits into existing work

August 2007 Think Tank Meeting #3
   Presentation of qualitative and quantitative
    data and prioritizing focus
             Planning Steps
December 2007 Think Tank Meeting #4
 Moving forward with work groups
  Initial work group meetings for Pregnancy
  Intendedness and Women and
  Overweight/Obesity and Related Conditions

January 2008 – present
 Work groups meet monthly - working on
  strategies, objectives, potential partners
NC Strategic Plan
Chapter 1:
   Background - The Case for Preconception
   Health, National Priority, State Initiatives,
   NC’s History

Chapter 2:
   Strategic Plan Development
   Process, Priority Areas, Data Review

Chapter 3:
   Goals and Strategies
This effort seeks to improve the health
of women of childbearing age in North

Through a collaborative focus on
women’s wellness, North Carolina will
improve the quality of life for women as
well as the health of infants.
            NC Strategic Plan
1) Increase Consumer and Community
   Awareness about Preconception Health

2) Ensure Quality Preconception Care and
   Practice among Health Care Providers and
   Community Outreach Workers

3) Expand Access and Affordability of
   Preconception Care

4) Advocate for Environmental and Policy
   Changes that Support Preconception Health
 Increase awareness of importance of wellness
  and preconception health behaviors for men
  and women in their reproductive years,
  particularly among minority populations

 Initial emphasis on reproductive life planning
  and healthy weight
 Promote provider/community health worker
  practice of assessing and counseling about
  preconception health, including reproductive
  life planning and healthy weight

 Includes training in referral for services,
  cultural competency, and ability to counsel
  women with chronic conditions about
  effective family planning methods
 Increase access to care for high risk women
  who have had a previous high risk pregnancy,
  previous poor birth outcome or who have a
  chronic medical condition, particularly for
  women of minority populations

 Involves decreasing barriers to care, availability
  of coverage, methods for family planning and
  utilization of primary care services
 Advocate for increased support for
  healthier living including improved access
  to healthy food systems on a
  neighborhood level

 Increase supply and demand for
  environments that support healthy living
  by low income populations, including
  improving access to more fruits and

 Increase workplace economic and social
  support for pregnancy, childbirth and
              Next Steps
 Prioritize Work Group Strategies

 Move Forward with Action Steps

 Bring in Additional Partners

 Seek Funding

 Utilize Existing Resources
          What is Needed ?
 Collaborative Will!
     Patience and Persistence!

    to improve the health of women, infants
          and families in North Carolina
             Thank You for Your Support !
               The NC Leadership Team
Anna Bess Brown, MPH, State Program Director, March of Dimes

Amy Mullenix, MSW, MSPH, State Coordinator, NC Folic Acid Campaign

Cindy Haynes Morgan, MSA-PA, BS HEd, RHEd, Education and Community
   Program Coordinator, Diabetes Prevention and Control Branch, NC
   Division of Public Health

Judy Ruffin, MPA, Program Manager, Women’s Health Branch, NC Division of
   Public Health

Sarah Verbiest, MSW, MPH, DrPH (candidate), Executive Director of the
  University of North Carolina’s Center for Maternal and Infant Health

Alvina Long Valentin, RN, MPH, Women’s Health Network Supervisor,
   Women’s Health Branch, NC Division of Public Health

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