CMIH received funding to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes by advancing the status of women’s preconception health (health and wellness prior to pregnancy) nationally, particularly for low-income women and women of color in some of the country’s most underserved communities
Supported by and within HRSA MCHB’s Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network on Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) initiative, this Preconception CoIIN team will develop, implement, and disseminate a woman-centered, clinician-engaged, community-supported approach to the well-woman visit. With this funding, UNC CMIH will work with four state teams (California, Delaware, North Carolina, and Oklahoma), with support from the National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PCHHC), to develop adaptable models that effectively integrate preconception care into the well-woman visit.
CMIH, PCHHC, and the state teams will be working with clinics to implement validated screening tools and response strategies; enhancing state-level capacity to support effective implementation; and disseminating the model nationally.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UF3MC31239- Preconception CoIIN. The grant amount totals $1,494,993. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.