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.

Training Opportunities

Training opportunities that may be of benefit to PNCC providers.

Perinatal Mental Health Training Modules

  1. Series Introduction
  2. Overview of Perinatal Mental Health: Module 1
  3. Introduction to Screening: Module 2
  4. The Screening Conversation: Module 3
  1. Addressing Safety Concerns: Module 4
  2. Information to Support Sleep Interventions: Module 5
  3. Interventions to Support Sleep: Module 6
  4. Psychosocial Stages of Pregnancy: Module 7 
  5. Tale of Twos: Module 8
  6. Medication and Breastfeeding: Module 9
  7. Developing an Action Plan: Module 10
  8. Beyond Depression Part 1: Module 11
  9. Beyond Depression Part 2: Module 12
  1. Mother-Infant Relationships: Module 13
  2. Supportive Interventions: Module 14
  3. Cultural Considerations: Module 15

Perinatal Mental Health Training Modules Resources

UW-Extension-Milwaukee County
Upcoming Trainings


ForwardHealth Update - May 2014 (PDF)


Statewide, Southern and Southeastern Regions
Kate H. Gillespie
Maternal/Perinatal Nurse Consultant
Phone: 608-266-1538

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

Northern and Western Region
Karen Morris
Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
Phone: 715-836-4989

Wisconsin has five Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs that can help families get answers, find services, and connect with community resources. Their services are free and private.

Last Revised: March 15, 2018