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.
Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Care “Pathway” Connects Pregnant Substance Abusers to Medical and Other Services, Supporting Birth of Babies with Viable Weights Who Are Free of Illicit Substances
A care “pathway” helps pregnant substance abusers obtain health insurance, obstetrics care, substance abuse counseling, and other services, allowing the vast majority of these women to give birth to babies with viable birth weight who are free of illicit substances.
Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span
An Arizona clinic for women refugees provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive care across the reproductive life span, leading to enhanced access to services, high patient satisfaction, greater awareness of breast cancer and mammography, and better planning for childbirth.
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.
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.
Birth Defects Surveillance Report Card
This tool presents the results of a Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) report, which gives each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, a letter grade based on their efforts to monitor and research birth defects.
What You Need to Know About Prenatal Infections
This brochure discusses common types of prenatal infections and provides recommendations to avoid or reduce the risk of infection.