Opportunities for States to Improve Women’s Health and Birth Outcomes through Medicaid Incentives for Effective Contraceptive Use and Postpartum Care

Improving education on contraceptives and postpartum care to improve maternal and infant health. 

This issue brief details state Medicaid models that provide incentives for the use of effective contraception to support healthy, planned births. Additionally, the brief includes examples of state strategies to improve postpartum follow-up to monitor mothers' physical and emotional health, as well as start discussions about birth spacing and future pregnancy plans. 

The issue brief was developed as part of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN).

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Source: NICHQ/NASHP
Published: 2016

 

NICHQ Medicaid Women Brief