Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes
A State-based, public–private partnership adapted its successful primary care medical home model to serve pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries, leading to enhanced access to comprehensive prenatal care (including intensive case management for high-risk pregnancies), better adherence to evidence-based care standards, and reductions in low–birth weight babies and rate of primary Cesarean sections.
Telephone-Based Case Management and Periodic Home Visits Reduce Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Overall Costs for High-Risk Pregnant Women and Their Babies
The Partners in Pregnancy program combines telephone-based case management with periodic home visits from registered nurses and community-based workers to improve pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnancies in a Medicaid managed care population.
Group Visits Focused on Prenatal Care and Parenting Improve Birth Outcomes and Provider Efficiency
Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.
Nursing Students Provide Free Doula Care to Underserved Women, Leading to Fewer Preterm Deliveries, Low Birthweight Babies, and Cesarean Sections
Nursing students provide free doula care to underserved women, leading to fewer preterm births, low birthweight babies, and cesarean sections, and generating high levels of patient satisfaction.
Remote Viewing of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Babies by Mother Promotes Bonding, Potentially Improves Infants' Long-Term Outcomes
Remote viewing of neonatal intensive care unit infants reduces maternal anxiety and promotes mother–infant bonding.
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help
This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data
This Web site is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments.
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals.
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Quality Improvement in Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit
This toolkit details the experiences of a workgroup of Medicaid managed care organizations that collaborated to develop new ways of identifying members of racial and ethnic subgroups, to measure gaps in care, and to explore ways to improve health care quality.