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The following links are intended to help you share information about preconception health with your clients.

On this page, you will find education modules, PowerPoint presentations, videos, client education materials, and other tools to help you incorporate preconception care during every visit with your clients.

Also included are professional education web tools for delivering culturally competent care as well as publications that might be of interest.

Medical reference

Clinical tools

Preconception Checklist (pdf) or download Word version
Medical chart checklist to integrate preconception health into clinical visits with women of reproductive age.


CDC Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health - United States
CDC report detailing 10 recommendations to improve preconception health and health care in the United States.

Professional education

Continuing education

Before, Between and Beyond Pregnancy
Continuing Education Modules from the National Preconception Curriculum and Resource Guide for Clinicians: Before, Between, and Beyond Pregnancy.

Think Cultural Health
Earn continuing education credits with this online educational program sponsored by the Office of Minority Health.

General education

Preconception Health Recommendations for Young Adults with Disabilities (pdf)
A Final Report from an Action Learning Collaborative

Every Woman California
Guidance for providers on the integration of preconception health content into the clinical visit.

Understanding Preconception Health: Preconception Health Cafe
The Preconception Health Cafe is a web-based course designed by the New York State Department of Health to help public health paraprofessionals promote preconception health in their communities.

Quality Health Services for Hispanics: The Cultural Competency Component (pdf)
Document created by HRSA to aide in providing better care to the Hispanic population. Pages 34 - 38 teach about culture-specific values that are often overlooked during clinic visits.

Resources for your clients

Folic Acid Resources
Information and resources about folic acid, including pamphlets and posters in both English and Spanish.

March of Dimes Preconception Health Resources
Materials that promote behaviors that lead to healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

Preconception Visit Guide (pdf)
Print-and-go guide for both clients and professionals on 13 talking points regarding preconception health.

Latina-specific resources

Chef LaLa
Chef LaLa is a Latina chef and spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association who promotes healthy eating. You may want to share her healthy recipes with your clients.

MiPlato (MyPlate) - USDA

Related websites

March of Dimes Preconception Health and Healthcare
The March of Dimes is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

CDC Preconception Care
The CDC provides information on preconception care.

Every Woman California
Every Woman California is an initiative to ensure the health of women of childbearing age.

LA Best Babies Network
LA Best Babies Network is a dynamic network linking organizations that are dedicated to improving the health of mothers, newborns and their families.

Women's Health
The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) provides the most reliable and current information resource on women’s health today.