MCHbest. NPM 1: Well-Woman Visit
Strategy. Provider Education
Approach. Host an onsite or online educational series about annual preventive visits and strategies to help providers address missed opportunities.
Overview. Provider education, including learning opportunities that provide individualized feedback (e.g., from pre- and/or post-tests), and strong quality improvement incentives for completing trainings have shown to be effective in increasing women receiving preventive visits.”1
Evidence. Moderate. Provider education, such as continued medical educational opportunities appear to be effective. Access the peer-reviewed evidence on quality improvement/practice-wide interventions and provider incentives (maintenance of certifications) through the MCH Digital Library. (Read more about understanding evidence ratings).
Target Audience. Provider/Practice.
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. Access descriptions of current ESMs that use this strategy directly or intervention components that align with this strategy. You can use these ESMs to see how other Title V agencies are addressing the NPM.
Sample ESMs. Using the approach “Host an onsite or online educational series about annual preventive visits and strategies to help providers address missed opportunities,” 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 Perkins, R. B., Zisblatt, L., Legler, A., Trucks, E., Hanchate, A., & Gorin, S. S. (2015). Effectiveness of a provider-focused intervention to improve HPV vaccination rates in boys and girls. Vaccine, 33(9), 1223-1229.