Measure Status: Active
Evidence Level: No similar strategy found in the established evidence for this NPM. See similar ESMs for this NPM or search for other strategies or promising practices.
Measurement Quadrant: Quadrant 2: Measuring quality of effort (% of reach; satisfaction)
Service Type: Direct services level of pyramid
Essential Public Health Services: 7. Assure effective and equitable health systems
Service Recipient: Activities directed to families/children/youth
Goal: Through collaboration with the Guam MIECHV and Family Planning Programs, increase referrals of pregnant women to prenatal care
Numerator: Number of women served by the Guam MIECHV Program or Family Planning Programs who received referral to prenatal care when needed.
Denominator: Number of women served by the Guam MIECHV or Family Planning Programs who were in need of prenatal care.
Significance: Currently, Guamâ€™s MIECHV Program and Family Planning Programs provide some degree of education about and referral to prenatal care for pregnant women. Research shows that early referrals to prenatal care help with healthy pregnancies and better birth outcomes (AMCHP, 2015; Meghea, You & Roman, 2015). In addition, building and strengthening partnerships between Title V MCH programs and other state and community-based programs is a strategy to link women with comprehensive preconception, prenatal, and interconception care. Coordinated referral strategies among the MCH, MIECHV, and Family Planning program will help increase utilization of prenatal visits and prenatal care.
Data Sources and Data Issues: MIECHV and Family Planning Program's enrollment and client data. For Family Planning, prenatal care assessment is based on # of women who received a positive pregnancy test and the # of women who indicated interest in becoming pregnant or who were facing fertility issues. For MIECHV, pregnant women are asked if they are currently receiving prenatal care, which is the # assessed. The programs will provide referrals to those who are in need of prenatal care, which is the # referred
Unit Type: Percentage, Unit Number: 100