Because infants can be infected by Zika through maternal transmission during pregnancy, prevention of unintended pregnancies is a primary strategy to reduce the number of pregnancies affected by Zika virus infection.
In Fall 2016, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) convened key representatives of local/state health departments, federal government organizations, and maternal and child health membership organizations to discuss state-implemented approaches to increasing access to the full range of contraceptive methods.
This brief provides an overview of strategy discussions addressing logistic/administrative barriers to contraceptive services, provider training, reimbursement, client satisfaction, and consumer awareness. Common themes among discussed strategies were: building and maintaining strategic partnerships; simplification of administrative processes; and increasing client knowledge, engagement, and access.
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