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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
3294.0: Monday, December 12, 2005 - 3:00 PM

Abstract #119022

Preconception care - Model practices at the local level

Carol M. Brady, BS, MA, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216, 904-279-0620, cbrady@nefhsc.org

The Magnolia Project uses a preconceptional strategy to address racial disparities in birth outcomes in an at-risk community of Jacksonville, Florida. The project has adapted traditional federal Healthy Start models (outreach, case management and risk reduction, health education, enhanced clinical services, community development) to address risks in women of childbearing age who are not pregnant, but who could become pregnant in the near future. The project was developed using findings from an analysis of the Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) and FIMR case reviews. A multi-agency, collaborative staffing model is used to deliver services at a neighborhood storefront site. Project interventions have been successful in addressing key risk factors associated with poor outcomes (family planning, repeat STIs) among participants. The Magnolia Project demonstrates opportunities in the current health care delivery system for working with women to mitigate risks before they become pregnant.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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Preconception Care: The Next MCH Frontier

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA