Clinical Strategy Meeting Focuses on Supporting Primary Care Providers in Pregnancy Intent

  • 12 Jan 2023

CTC-RI’s December 2022 Clinical Strategy Committee meeting focused on the role of pregnancy intention in improving birth outcomes and access to same-day LARC. Patricia Flanagan, MD, set the stage with data from the PRAMS Databook, focusing on unintended pregnancy, and then moderated the session. Julie Parker, LCMHC, CCM, Assistant Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health, Amy Ripley, LISCW, Community Initiatives & Community Health Team, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Rebecca Burns, BS, RN, Community Initiatives & Community Health Team, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, then spoke about Vermont’s statewide program on pregnancy intent and the additional support provided for pregnant and postpartum women at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. This was followed by a presentation from Melanie Priestly, MS, Practice Transformation Director, and Seville Meli, MPH, Vice President, Practice Transformation, with Upstream USA who talked about their efforts to increase access to a full range of contraceptives and their current partnerships in Rhode Island. To view the recording, find additional resources, and claim CME credit, check out our page on CME Coursework.