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Oregon Guidance for the Provision of High-Quality Contraception Services: A Clinic Self-Assessment Tool

The self-assessment tool and strategy resource guide were created by members of the Oregon Preventive Reproductive Health Advisory Council, or OPRHAC, a collaborative of state, local, private and public health professionals. The tool is based primarily on the CDC MMWR Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of the CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs, an evidence based national guideline for quality contraception care.

The Strategy and Resource Guide that accompanies the tool is intended to help clinic staff understand and meet the measures included in the tool. The guide offers definitions, strategies, resources and additional citations all related to the provision of high-quality contraception services.

ECU Metric Summary

Beginning in January 2015, a new Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) incentive metric on effective contraceptive use among women at risk of unintended pregnancy was implemented. This short summary provides details on how the effective contraceptive use metric is calculated, how effective contraceptive use metric performance affects the quality pool funds that CCOs may be eligible for, what methods are considered effective contraception, and additional resource links including the full effective contraceptive use guidance document on the OHA Office of Health Analytics website.

Effective Contraceptive Use Metric Summary (pdf)

Continuous quality improvement: An ongoing effort to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, quality, or performance of services, processes, capacities, outcomes. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once. Among the most widely used tools for continuous improvement is a four-step quality model, the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. ~ (National Public Health Performance Standards Program, Acronyms, Glossary and Reference Terms, CDC, 2007)