The National Preconception Health + Health Care Initiative                                                                                                                                    March 2018
Mark Your Calendar! 

Friday, March 2nd at 3pm ET
- Join Dr. Daniel Frayne for a Preconception Screening Tool Webinar covering:   
  • Commonalities of existing screening tools
  • Considerations when choosing/developing a  tool
  • Leveraging existing screening tools to accomplish your team's goals. 
March 5th at 1pm ET - Join a webinar to learn about innovative work in Canada - My Health eSnapshot: Improving PCH through Innovation and Technology from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (Ontario, Canada).   Details here.

March 19th at 1:30pm ET - Join the Infant Mortality CoIIN "Universal" TA Webinar, focused on Measurement. This is led by the DATA team (Abt Associates) and open to all CoIIN teams. 

March 26-28th - We are headed to the
National Healthy Start Association Conference in Washington, DC. Look for our Show Your Love step and repeat. Join our session about best practices using social media to share preconception health messages. We are planning to arrange a CoIIN meet-up - stay tuned for more! Details here.
Featured Resource
Care Women Deserve
Care Women Deserve is a coalition of organizations dedicated to educating people about women's preventive services. Their  campaign and resources cover: 1) the importance of women at the center of their care through all stages of life; 2) what is covered by preventive services (including what's available at no out-of-pocket cost); and 3) where to find local services and resources if you are billed.
There are plenty of fun, consumer-friendly graphics, pre-drafted posts, and other resources to take and post on your own social channels, website, newsletters, etc. Want to connect with them about partnering for community materials and support? We can help! Click below to see their resources:
Follow #CareWomenDeserve and use their fun, bright, engaging (+ informative) social media graphics:

Featured Video
Institute for Healthcare Improvement: The Difference
Between Patient-Centered Care and Co-Designed Care
Patient-Centered care and co-designed care are not the same thing. This great video explains the differences, and how co-design creates a better experience for patients, families, providers, and staff. Click to watch:

Fun Fact: the image above is from our SYL Grantees!
Show Your Love  Turns FIVE! 
The original Show Your Love campaign rolled out on the CDC and partners' websites on Valentine's Day 2013. Join us in celebrating five years of showing love across the nation!   
If you email with a birthday wish, a health message and/or a photo/video, you will be included in a partner round-up. 
We will be compiling all of the messages, photos, videos, etc. to feature in an upcoming webinar, newsletter, social media, and website spread.  
Please follow and join the virtual love-sharing on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Check out our #ShowYourLoveToday Ambassador blog series HERE. Some of our Ambassadors are sharing important preconception health messages and ways they show their love to themselves. 
Preconception Health Bi-weekly Updates
Sign up for the  CDC's bi-weekly updates on preconception and interconception health by  emailing Cheryl Robbins  ( A great resource for everything happening in the industry, across the country - and world!
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Deepening our Understanding to Advance Women's Wellness
You may recognize The 
Well-Woman Project (WWP) from their call for women's stories last year. When t he  University of Illinois School of Public Health (UIC-SPH)  and  CityMatCH  launched WWP, they recruited young women to share their health stories, a iming to gain an understanding of the barriers women face seeking preventive care as well as the realities of their lives that prevent them from being Well-Women.

The key findings (read here) are important to learn from and activate upon. If you haven't seen their webinar or read their themes and recommendations, it IS a must-read for anyone working in women's health! 
A new toolkit is available to help consumers, communities, health departments and providers to locate all of the resources-including:
Using the Toolkit to Dig Deeper

Response, Recommendations, and Resources.
T hese are broken down by audience: Women, Providers, Health Departments and Communities.

earn more about the project, including descriptions of barriers, themes and recommendations, and stories of women's health experiences from around the country.  You can start by watching the  Well-Woman Project Learning Network Webinar.
Woman's Wellness in Practice  
Innovation Station Features NPM#1-Related Programs
If you are looking for even more resources, there are many in Innovation Station. To find the NPM1 related resources, please click here When we searched "NPM1" for "All Practices" in their resource guide, we found these best practice resources: 

Steps for Better Health by Age

Watch Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, Chairperson for the Women's Preventative Services Initiative (WPSI), and past ACOG President to discuss recommendations for women's preventative services across the life-span of a woman.  The goal of WPS is to create evidence-based age-specific and gender-specific preventative service recommendations to improve women's health. 

New Preconception Health Care Mobile App

From our health professional resource guide, a new app is meant to help  a clinician or trainees like a student or resident know what materials to cover during a visit, how to cover them, and the basics of what to do with patient responses.