Please consider the following resources to assist your practice in communicating preconception health messages to your patients/consumers. Additional resources coming soon.
Show Your Love is a national campaign designed to improve the health of women and babies by promoting preconception health and healthcare. This evidence-based social marketing campaign is seeking to elevate preconception health to same level of awareness and significance as prenatal health. For more information on how to join this movement please download the Show Your Love Phase 2 Implementation Toolkit. Please see resources linked to the Preconception Health and Healthcare Resource Center including information and products for women and men on preconception health through the Show Your Love campaign. More details about Show Your Love here.
CDC Guidance on Zika Virus Preconception Counseling for Women and Men, found HERE.
The March of Dimes on preconception health. Click here to read.
Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness project has a number of valuable tools for adolescent and adult women who want to decrease their health related risks. Materials can be accessed here. Additional practice supports including promoting emotional well being can be found here.
Girlshealth.gov was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face, and may be accessed here. While not specifically about preconceptional health, it focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors for a lifetime by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.
My Family Health Portrait represents the revised version of the Surgeon General’s Family Health Tool, and is accessible here. Clinicians could direct patients to the site so that they can organize their family history in advance of a clinical visit or follow-up encounter. A paper version of the tool can be downloaded here. Versions of the tool are available in Spanish and other languages.
MyPlate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help your patients plan and assess their food choices. The website includes interactive tools to personalize recommendations to one’s own situation (overweight, underweight, normal weight, pregnant, breastfeeding) and is based on the dietary guidelines for Americans. MyPlate can be accessed here and could be a good resource for your patients who are ready to make some changes in their nutritional status.