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Preconception Health Services in Title X Settings: Access, Equity, and Quality Care

Preconception health services support the health of individuals of reproductive age before conception or between births (interconception) and benefit all individuals of reproductive age, regardless of whether they are planning a pregnancy. During this interactive virtual workshop, experts from the University of North Carolina will facilitate a discussion on how preconception health services align with the Title X Program’s emphasis on access, equity, and quality family planning services. The workshop will include peer-to-peer discussion via breakout groups and digital whiteboards. Participants will also learn about RHNTC resources that are designed to help family planning providers review and strengthen the quality of their preconception health services, including the Preconception Health Toolkit.  
 
This workshop is a follow-up to the RHNTC’s Advancing Preconception Health Services Webinar, held in November 2021.
 
Speaker(s): 

  • Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH, Director of the Jordan Institute for Families in the UNC School of Social Work, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health in the UNC School of Medicine
  • Katherine Bryant, MA, MSPH, Project Coordinator with the UNC Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health and a Project Director in the UNC Jordan Institute for Families
  • Leslie deRosset, MPH, MSPH, Implementation Specialist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Gillings School of Global Public Health

Learning Objectives: 

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how preconception health contributes to adult and infant health
  2. Describe how preconception health care is integral to access, equity, and quality care
  3. Describe opportunities to further integrate preconception health services in Title X settings and beyond