- Be Smart - the NC Medicaid Family Planning Waiver
This program extends coverage for health care related to family planning, with the goal of reducing the rate of unplanned pregnancy and improving the health of North Carolina's families. To apply, have your patient complete the application and the supplemental application. Click here for the Spanish application. Click here for general provider information or here to learn how to become a Medicaid provider.
QuitNow North Carolina offers excellent resources for women and health care providers on smoking cessation - including a toll free support line.
NC Good Health Directory offers a quick way to locate wellness and health focused programs and services across North Carolina. The directory can help providers and patients locate resources for wellness, hypertension management, lipid management, stroke centers, smoking cessation programs, physical activity, heart center, healthy eating and cardiac rehabilitation.
Eat Smart Move More North Carolina is a good site for health care providers to learn more about what the state is doing to support healthy weight.
NC Healthy Start Foundation
The mission of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation is to reduce infant mortality (death) and morbidity (illness) and to improve the health of young children in North Carolina.
Breastfeeding is one activity that benefits moms and babies for their lifetime. Click here to link to the new North Carolina Blueprint for Breastfeeding.
NC Institute of Medicine
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine is an independent, non-profit organization that serves as a non-political source of health policy analysis and advice in North Carolina. The NC General Assembly chartered the NC IOM in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on complex and often controversial health issues in our state.
NC Prevention Partners
Their mission is putting prevention first for a healthier NC by fostering partnerships for prevention, promoting prevention, and influencing policies for prevention. They specifically work to prevent behaviors that lead to premature death: tobacco use, inadequate nutrition, and physical inactivity.
NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is one source of information and referral for women and families who need help.
NC Public Health
Protecting, promoting, and preserving the health of North Carolinians through ethical, compassionate, evidence-based health practice.
NC State Center for Health Statistics
The State Center for Health Statistics offers a wide array of information about the health of North Carolinians including vital stats, birth defect data, results of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Special studies of interest to maternal and child health professionals are also posted.
- First Time Parenthood Professional Education Curriculum
In the fall of 2008, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women's Health Branch received a two-year grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant provides support for the First Time Parenthood Initiative. The target audience for this initiative are women and men ages 15-29 who are planning on conceiving a child in the future or those who may become pregnant unexpectedly, including those of racial/ethnic minorities. The project focuses on six counties in Eastern North Carolina where infant mortality rates are high and the racial/ethnic gap in birth outcomes is wide.
A two-part curriculum and training series is being implemented as part of this project. The first segment focused on Core Preconception Health Messages, Reproductive Life Planning, the North Carolina Family Planning Waiver, Folic Acid, and Cultural Competency / Health Literacy. Presentations were developed for each topic area and are available below.Curriculum 2009
To access the power point presentation for each of the topic areas covered during the spring 2009 trainings, click on the title of the presentation below: