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Health Education Materials for Women and Men

Submissions for the Resource Center’s Health Education Materials for Women and Men section are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. To submit a resource, please email it to cdcinfo@cdc.gov with the subject header “Preconception Resource Center: Health Education Materials for Women and Men.”

Program submissions must adhere to the criteria below.

  • Health education materials include brochures, self-assessments (e.g., quizzes), fact sheets, information cards, booklets, book chapters, and flyers.
  • Materials must be developed by a federal, national, state, or local organization, professional group (e.g., the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), or an expert in the field.
  • Materials must be currently available for consumers.
  • Materials must be available in either hard copy format or web copy format.
  • Materials should be in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Materials that broadly cover women’s health or men’s health can be included if the author/organization uses it to promote preconception health.
  • Materials may contain information on multiple preconception health clinical-behavioral components (e.g., folic acid, substance use, and physical activity).
  • Materials must contain accurate information about preconception health and health care.
  • Materials available in multiple languages are encouraged.
  • No product endorsements should be embedded in the materials without a written disclaimer.

Clinical Strategies and Model Programs

Submissions for the Resource Center’s Clinical Strategies & Model Programs section are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. To submit a resource, please email it to cdcinfo@cdc.gov with the subject header “Preconception Resource Center: Clinical Strategies & Model Programs.”

Clinical resources are housed on the Before, Between and Beyond website (www.beforeandbeyond.org). This website includes continuing professional education, links to state resources, news archives, key articles and guidance, and Innovations in Practice. Innovations in Practice is dedicated to emerging and best practices for translating the concepts of preconception care into clinical care. Innovations in Practices includes strategies for risk assessment, approaches for assessing and addressing reproductive life plans, online resources for assisting patients with behavior change, and an upcoming clinical toolkit for preconception care.

Policy Strategies and Resources

Submissions for the Resource Center’s Policy Strategies & Resources section are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. To submit a resource, please email it to cdcinfo@cdc.gov with the subject header “Preconception Resource Center: Policy Strategies & Resources Section Submission.”

Program submissions must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Audience – Public health practitioners and providers at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Content – Case examples of policy initiatives undertaken at the local or state level (e.g., staffing or billing policies, or coalitions and other initiatives that have advanced administrative and/or structural changes, in addition to legislation).

Please include:

  • Name (optional)
  • Organization
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Resource Title
  • Resource Description - In no more than 350 words, please include the following information about this resource:
    • Background (description of the public health problem or policy issue)
    • Description of the team/membership involved in developing/advancing the policy
    • Partners
    • Overall strategy/focus (e.g., policy or administrative changes) and any outcomes, cost-effectiveness and/or cost-savings data, if available
    • Impact
    • Lessons learned (successes/challenges)
    • Model legislation, if available.

State and Local Strategies and Programs

The Preconception Health and Health Care Resource Center’s (Resource Center’s) State and Local Strategies & Model Programs section includes two types of resources: 1) those that have evaluation data and are recognized through the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO’s) Model Practices Program or the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs’ (AMCHP’s) Innovation Station; and 2) case examples of programs that lack substantive evaluation data but have important lessons learned.

  1. Programs may be considered for NACCHO’s Model Practices Program or AMCHP’s Innovation Station. NACCHO and AMCHP staff periodically scan the Model Practices Program database and Innovation Station for new evidence-based submissions that can be included on the Resource Center.

    To learn more about submitting an application to NACCHO’s Model Practices Program, please visit http://www.naccho.org/topics/modelpractices/.

    To learn more about submitting an application to AMCHP’s Innovation Station, please visit http://www.amchp.org/programsandtopics/BestPractices/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. Case examples of programs that lack substantive evaluation data but have important lessons learned are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. To submit a resource, please email it to cdcinfo@cdc.gov with the subject header “Preconception Resource Center: State & Local Section Submission.”

Program submissions must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Audience – Public health practitioners and providers at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Content – Case examples of public health programs that have been implemented but lack substantive evaluation data. (Evaluation information is encouraged but not required.)

Please include:

  • Name (optional)
  • Organization
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Resource Title
  • Resource Description - In no more than 350 words, please include the following information about this program:
    • Background (description of the public health problem or policy issue)
    • Description of the team/membership involved in developing/advancing the program/initiative
    • Partners
    • Overall strategy/focus including
    • Impact
    • Lessons learned (successes/challenges)
    • Evaluation results, if available

 

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