Intervention Spotlight

The National Preconception/Interconception Care Clinical Toolkit

The tool kit is designed to help primary care providers meet their patient's needs based on the response to this "vital sign" question: "Are you hoping to become pregnant in the next year?" The goal of the toolkit is to help clinicians reach every woman who might someday become pregnant every time she presents for routine primary care with efficient, evidence-based strategies and resources to help her:

  • achieve short and long term personal health outcomes
  • increase the likelihood that any pregnancies in her future are by choice rather than chance
  • decrease the likelihood of complications if she does become pregnant in the future

Bringing Baby Home

This program combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. It teaches new parents how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for their children by learning new skills including:

  • Preparing for the transition to parenthood
  • Maintaining relationship satisfaction after having a baby
  • Promoting positive parent-baby interactions
  • Promoting quality involvement for both parents

Reducing the incidence or severity of postpartum mood disorders