Preconception Health trainings equip local providers to address health prior to pregnancy

The Magnolia Project hosted the National Preconception Health Care Initiative: Improving Preconception Health, Every Woman, Every Time on May 20th. Clinical staff, insurance providers and organizations were trained on the Preconception Health Toolkit and Show Your Love. The National Preconception Health Care Initiative was designed to help primary care providers, their colleagues and their practices incorporate preconception health into routine care of women childbearing age.

Dr. Dan J. Frayne, MD Co-Chair, Clinical Working Group Preconception Health Care Initiative facilitated the training along with Sarah Verbiest, DrPH Executive Director UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health. Overall a total of 38 providers, clinical staff, insurance and agency staff were trained during the May 20th event and a December 2014 workshop.