Ensuring women receive prenatal care during their first trimester is important to supporting healthy mothers, children, and families. States and federal agencies, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are increasingly focused on improving rates of early entry into prenatal care as well as improving other measures of maternal and child health quality and access.
This series of fact sheets showcases state policies and programs in four states—California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington—that support improvement in early entry into prenatal care. The fact sheets also highlight how federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in these states are leveraging the state policies and programs to promote early entry into prenatal care as part of a patient-centered medical home.
The series includes spotlights on Washington and California.
- State and Safety Net Provider Policies, Programs, and Practices
- Spotlight on California’s Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program
- Spotlight on Washington’s First Steps Program
This fact sheet series was made possible through the support of HRSA.