Healthy Women, Healthy Futures

Healthy Women, Healthy Futures aims to improve the physical, emotional, social, dental, and vision health of low-income, at-risk mothers before they become pregnant again, as a strategy to reduce rates of LBW and infant mortality. Participants attend weekly workshops , develop health and reproductive life plans, and consult with HWHF trained staff at home visits. Evaluation data to this point show health improvements due to improved knowledge and resultant behavior change; lifestyle improvements, such as increased exercise and better nutrition; and healthy, full-term pregnancies among participants.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2013

Evidence Rating: II

Cost: N/A

Additional Info: http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/Community-Impact/healthy-women-healthy-futures.cfm

Topics:

Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning

Perinatal Periods:

Pre-/Inter-conception Prenatal

Resource types:

Model programs

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