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