Prenatal Plus Program

Prenatal Plus is a program that provides care coordination, nutrition and mental health counseling to Medicaid-eligible pregnant women in Colorado who are at a high risk for delivering low birth weight infants. The program uses the client-centered counseling approach with all participants to address a variety of issues that have been shown to have a negative impact on birth outcomes. The key health areas targeted by this program are healthy weight, smoking cessation and depression. The program has been demonstrated to decrease the rate of low-birth weight infants and resolve the risks putting women at risk of delivering low-birth weight infants.

State of Colorado, AMCHP (Association of Maternal & Child Health Providers), 2002

Evidence Rating: II

Cost: N/A

Additional Info:


Case Management/Care Coordination Depression Healthy Weight Tobacco Cessation

Perinatal Periods:


Resource types:

Demonstration project

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