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Prenatal Care Coordination

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Prenatal Care Coordination

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) is a Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby. PNCC services include:

  • Help getting the health care you need
  • Personal support
  • Information on good eating habits and health practices
  • Help finding needed services in your community

The purpose of the Medicaid Prenatal Care Coordination program is to provide access to medical, social, educational, and other services to pregnant women who are considered high risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The components of this benefit are outreach, assessment, care plan development, ongoing care coordination and monitoring, and health education and nutrition counseling. Some key outcome indicators include: Tobacco Exposure, Alcohol Use, Breastfeeding, Safe Infant Sleep Practices, Perinatal Depression, Family Planning, and Involved Father.

2012 Data Sheets

The following data represent selected outcomes for women statewide and by region who received Medicaid PNCC. Data are from the Maternal and Child Health Reporting System, part of the Secure Public Health Electronic Record Environment (SPHERE), and are reported annually.

Data Sheet Instructions P-00549I (PDF, 189 KB) - Each regional data sheet is a fillable Word file, so you can customize the data sheet for your region to include data for your health department or other locality. (You can also fill in your locality’s name in the data sheet title.) To fill in the “local” data column in your data sheet, follow the Data Sheet Instructions.

Training Opportunities

Training opportunities that may be of benefit to PNCC providers.

Regional Provider Meetings

Southeastern Region
  • March 7, 2014
  • June 6, 2014

Southern Region

Northeastern Region

Northern Region

Western Region

  • March 25, 2014
  • May 27, 2014
  • July 2014
  • September 23, 2014
  • November 24, 2014


Statewide and Southeastern Region

Kate H. Gillespie
Maternal/Perinatal Nurse Consultant
Phone:(608) 266-1538

Southern Region

Terrell Brock
MCH/WIC Nutrition Consultant
Phone: (608) 266-3822

Northeastern Region

Catherine Sendelbach
Women’s Health-Family Planning/Reproductive Health Field Consultant
Phone: (920) 448-5221

Northern Region

Paula Hanson
MCH/WIC Nutrition Consultant
Phone: (715) 365-2715

Western Region

Karen Morris
Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
Phone: (715) 836-4989

Last Revised: March 24, 2014


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