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Ask the Expert: Preconception Care

March 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As a Healthy Start Grantee, you see the value in providing preconception care. This “Ask the Expert” webinar will feature a presentation by Dr. Brian Jack, Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, about why preconception care is so critical for improving women’s health. It will also touch on approaches relevant to Healthy Start grantees for providing preconception care and possible barriers to providing this care. Useful resources on preconception care will also be shared.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:


  • Define preconception care and its clinical content
  • Provide a brief history of preconception care in the US
  • Explain how preconception care could be one way to address poor birth outcomes, and disparities in poor birth outcomes, in the US
  • To propose approaches and resources for providing and promoting preconception care in various settings

Webinar Materials:

Healthy Weight
Oral Health
Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning
STDs including HIV
Tobacco Cessation

Improve Women's Health
Promote Quality

Reproductive Life Plan
Well Woman Visits


Ask the Expert

The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. 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 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. 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.

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