Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Objective: Improving Birth Outcomes

Summary

Impact Statement: 
Increasing participation in public health programs is a goal of many agencies. In this QI project, the Kenosha County Division of Health sought to expand and enhance its prenatal care coordination (PNCC) and reproductive health services. QI resulted in changes in the process with the addition of a part-time public health nurse and a public health technician to enable a quicker response to WIC referrals, and work with SPHERE administrators to update staff. This resulted in increased women in PNCC and increased referrals from the Women, Infants, and Children program and other day clinics.
Summary: 

The Kenosha County Division of Health (KCDOH) wanted to expand and enhance its prenatal care coordination (PNCC) and reproductive health (RH) services. Specifically, KCDOH sought to increase the number of healthy birth outcomes by providing women with life action planning tools that included education resources and referral information to help them attain timely RH care, access to local prenatal services, and essential early intervention services. This initiative demonstrated an increase in PNCC participation and improved the number of referrals from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and Nurse of the Day Clinics.

Organization that conducted the QI initiative: 
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Citation: 

Cohen, R. Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange. Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Objective: Improving Birth Outcomes. Wed, 05/28/2014 - 22:07. Available at https://www.phqix.org/content/healthiest-wisconsin-2020-objective-improving-birth-outcomes. Accessed May 27, 2018.

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