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Special Initiative: An Overview of the Gabby System

March 31, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, and Northeastern University are conducting a study using, Gabby, an avatar, as a virtual preconception assessment, education, and behavior-change tool. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the system and study design and identify Healthy Start grantees who are interested in implementing the intervention.

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

  • Provide an overview on the history and clinical content of preconception care
  • Introduce the “Gabby System,” a possible health-IT approach to provide preconception care
  • Review results from previous “Gabby” studies
  • Present ways for Healthy Start staff to assist with recruitment for the current nation-wide Gabby study by promoting the study to their clients

Webinar Materials:

Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning
Risk Assessment

Improve Women's Health

Well Woman Visits


Special Initiative

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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