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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Women’s preconception health and health care affects birth outcomes and long term health!

Women’s preconception health and health care (PCHHC) affects birth outcomes, especially among high-risk populations. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued recommendations for improving preconception health and health care. A growing body of evidence points to the importance of a woman’s physical, mental, environmental, and behavioral health over her life course for her children’s birth outcomes, and consequent child development and later life wellbeing. The Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) initiative at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) can play an important role in advancing PCHHC, benefiting women, young children, and families in their communities. 


Click to read NCCP report and learn how you can get involved.

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