Healthy Women, Healthy Futures was designed to improve the health of non-pregnant, at-risk women living in poverty in order to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors for future pregnancies. The one-year program provides individual and weekly group health education, care coordination, assistance in establishing a medical home, and coverage for the majority of medical costs. Since its inception, the program has successfully demonstrated improved health literacy, better diet and exercise habits, reduced depression, decreased smoking, and an 87% retention rate in its target population. This has resulted in demonstrable improvements in maternal and infant birth outcomes, significant cost benefits, and increased community alliances for required services.
University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, 2008
Evidence Rating: II
Case Management/Care Coordination Chronic Disease Depression Health Literacy Healthy Weight Life Course Model Nutrition Oral Health Patient-centered Medical Home Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning Risk Assessment Tobacco Cessation