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Clinical Strategies and Programs

The National Preconception Curriculum and Resources Guide for Clinicians

Developed by the National Clinical Workgroup of the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative ( offers numerous tools and resources for healthcare providers interested in incorporating quality and efficient preconception care into their practices. The site includes recommendations from publications such as Preconception Health and Health Care: The Clinical Content of Preconception Care.

Continuing Education Modules

An important and popular resource on the site is the free continuing education modules. Three modules, created through a collaboration of Merry-K. Moos, BSN, (FNP), MPH, FAAN, at the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Maternal and Infant Health, and Peter Bernstein, MD, MPH, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, have recently been updated and reapproved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. The modules can be used for CME credit by physicians, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistants. Many faculties in schools of medicine and nursing are using these modules as a routine component of their primary care and reproductive health curriculums.

The current modules are:

Module 1: Preconception Care: What It Is and What It Isn’t (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit).

Module 2: Every Woman, Every Time: Integrating Health Promotion Into Primary Care (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit).

Module 3: Maximizing Prevention: Targeted Care for Those with High Risk Conditions (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit).

Coming to the site in Spring, 2014 are two new CME modules which focus on interconception care. They are:

Module 4: In Between Time: Interconception Health Care Focusing on Women’s Health Risks Identified During and After the Last Pregnancy.

Module 5: In Between Time: Interconception Health Care Focusing on Interconception Risks Revealed by Previous Poor Pregnancy Outcomes.

Clinical Toolkit

Also, coming to the website this spring 2014 is the National Preconception Clinical Toolkit: Advancing Women's Health Before, Between and Beyond Childbearing. For years primary care providers have asked for specific guidance on what to include in their clinical encounters with women who might become pregnant, either by choice or by chance, before their next visit to the practice. The clinical toolkit is designed to provide evidence-based guidance as well as more detailed background for the specific recommendations, clinical tools, patient education resources and references. The toolkit will be linked here as soon as it is live.

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