Healthy Mom, Healthy Family Program Accepted to Association of Maternal and Child Health Database

The Healthy Mom, Healthy Family project has been accepted as an emerging evidence-based practice in the innovation database of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. This allows for the implementation process and results of HMHF to be shared with interested parties nationwide. HMHF is the 11th Ohio based program selected for the database, which features many programs positively impacting MCH populations across the country.

https://amchp.org/database_entry/healthy-mom-healthy-family-incorporating-interconception-care-into-well-child-visits/

HMHF aims to promote interconception care to identify maternal risk through assessments during well-child visits (WCVs) to help moms improve interconception health. HMHF addresses barriers to maternal health care by educating and training pediatricians and family health providers to screen mothers during the interconception period in four intervention critical health behavior areas during well-child visits at 0-18 months and to provide brief counseling and referrals. The four topic areas to be addressed with screenings and possible intervention include:

  • depression and anxiety
  • tobacco use
  • family planning
  • multivitamin use

Learn more about the program at https://ohioaap.org/hmhfregistration

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