MCH Best. NPM 1: Well-Woman Visit
Strategy. Community-Based Group Education
Approach. Utilize community-based education groups to promote annual preventive visits.
Overview. Engaging the community in meaningful ways (as equitable partners) helps build knowledge about social determinants of health and creates public health interventions that are supported and sustainable.”1
Evidence. Moderate. Interventions targeting the patient/consumer such as community-based group education appear to be effective. Access the peer-reviewed evidence through the MCH Digital Library. (Read more about understanding evidence ratings).
Target Audience. Patient/Consumer.
Outcome. Percent of women with a past year preventive visit. For detailed outcomes related to each study supporting this strategy, click on the peer-reviewed evidence link above and read the "Intervention Results" for each study.
Examples from the Field. There are currently 1 ESMs across all states/jurisdictions that use this strategy directly or intervention components that align with this strategy. Access descriptions of these ESMs through the MCH Digital Library. You can use these ESMs to see how other Title V agencies are addressing the NPM.
Sample ESMs. Using the approach “Utilize community-based education groups to promote annual preventive visits,” here are sample ESMs you can use as a model for your own measures using the Results-Based Accountability framework (for suggestions on how to develop programs to support this strategy, see The Role of Title V in Adapting Strategies):
Note. ESMs become stronger as they move from measuring quantity to measuring quality (moving from Quadrants 1 and 3, respectively, to Quadrants 2 and 4) and from measuring effort to measuring effect (moving from Quadrants 1 and 2, respectively, to Quadrants 3 and 4).
1 Linda S. Sprague Martinez, Amanda J. Reich, Cecilia A. Flores, Uchenna J. Ndulue, Doug Brugge, David M. Gute & Flavia C. Peréa (2017) Critical Discourse, Applied Inquiry and Public Health Action with Urban Middle School Students: Lessons Learned Engaging Youth in Critical Service-Learning, Journal of Community Practice, 25:1, 68-89, DOI: 10.1080/10705422.2016.1269251 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10705422.2016.1269251.