CMIH has hit the ground running after receiving federal funding supported by and within HRSA MCHB’s Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) initiative. Women’s preconception health is vastly important for women of all backgrounds whether they plan or hope to conceive children or not. There are four state-teams across the country working with CMIH to improve upon the well-woman’s visit by developing, implementing and disseminating a woman-centered, clinician-engaged, community-supported approach. Those four teams include: California, Delaware, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
This past December, all four teams and CMIH, met for the first official weekend-long meeting in D.C to discuss not only how to make productive change but what change could be defined at each of the varying pilot sites in each state. Teams were met with presentations that discussed Human Centered Design, preconception screening tools, how to build community and state support, measurement and evaluation. It was a busy few days, but teams were able to brainstorm what their possible next steps would be and reflect on all of the information received together.
We’re excited to see where the teams will be as our Preconception Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) progresses! For more information and updates, please follow this link.