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Module 3: Program Clearinghouse

Many programs in rural areas are designed to improve access to care for women before, during, and after pregnancy. This module provides examples of promising programs designed to improve maternal health in rural communities. Evidence-based and promising program models for improving maternal health are available in Module 2.

  • Regional Obstetrical Consultants
    Project Title: Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties (STORC)
    Synopsis: This program in Chattanooga, Tennessee brings specialty obstetric care and sonography to rural communities through telehealth.
  • Mississippi WIC
    Project Title: Pacify
    Synopsis: This program allows breastfeeding mothers to access lactation support 24/7 via a downloadable app.
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
    Project Title: Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC)
    Synopsis: Using a centralized referral system, this program increases providers' capacity to screen, assess, treat, and refer perinatal women for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
  • University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
    Project Title: The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)
    Synopsis: This program targets mothers with substance use disorders in the state of Washington and helps them access recovery resources, build healthy family lives, and maintain sobriety.
  • Tewa Women United
    Project Title: Yiya Vi Kagingdi Doula Project
    Synopsis: This program provides multicultural, multiracial childbirth doula services in Northern New Mexico.
  • Good Beginnings of Central Vermont
    Project Title: Postpartum Angel Family Support Program
    Synopsis: This program matches families with trained volunteer home visitors who conduct weekly visits to families in the home for up to three months (up to 12 visits) after the birth or adoption of a baby.