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.
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.
Project Title: Pacify
Synopsis: This program allows breastfeeding mothers to access lactation support
24/7 via a downloadable app.
Kansas Department of Health and
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
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
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
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.