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Community-Based Group Education

Approach: Utilize community-based education groups to promote annual preventive visits

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Patient/Consumer

Computerized Reminder System

Approach: Support a cell phone texting program to send reminders to patients 48 hours before scheduled annual visit

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Provider/Practice

Designated Clinics/Extended Hours

Approach: Increase access and visibility to clinics that offer extended hours of service within close proximity to MCH populations

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Provider/Practice

Expanded Insurance Coverage/Medicaid Eligibility

Approach: Adopt a protocol to ensure that all persons in maternal, child, and adolescent health programs are referred for enrollment in health insurance

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Payer

Media Campaigns

Approach: Utilize media outlets to promote preventive medical visits

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Community

Patient Navigation

Approach: Adopt protocols where clinic staff (e.g., WIC) assist with scheduling preventive visits

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Patient/Consumer

Patient Reminders

Approach: Support providers in disseminating reminders (e.g., postcard, text, email, phone) to women about scheduling an annual preventive visit

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Scientifically Rigorous

Target Audience: Patient/Consumer

Provider Education

Approach: Host a webinar series for providers about annual preventive visits and strategies to address missed opportunities

NPM: 1 - Well-Woman Visit

Evidence: Moderate

Target Audience: Provider/Practice

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 U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. 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.