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 that may be of benefit to PNCC providers.
Perinatal Mental Health Training Modules
- Series Introduction
- Overview of Perinatal Mental Health: Module 1
- Introduction to Screening: Module 2
- The Screening Conversation: Module 3
- Practice Case #1 referenced in Module 3.
- Edinburgh Prenatal Depression Scale referenced by Practice Case #1 in Module 3.
- Practice Case #2 references in Module 3.
- Edinburgh Prenatal Depression Scale referenced by Practice Case #2 in Module 3.
- Addressing Safety Concerns: Module 4
- Information to Support Sleep Interventions: Module 5
- Interventions to Support Sleep: Module 6
- Psychosocial Stages of Pregnancy: Module 7
- Tale of Twos: Module 8
- Medication and Breastfeeding: Module 9
- Developing an Action Plan: Module 10
- Beyond Depression Part 1: Module 11
- Beyond Depression Part 2: Module 12
- Case Studies for Modules 11 & 12
- Mother-Infant Relationships: Module 13
- Supportive Interventions: Module 14
- Cultural Considerations: Module 15
ForwardHealth Update - May 2014 (PDF)
Statewide, Southern and Southeastern Regions
Kate H. Gillespie
Maternal/Perinatal Nurse Consultant
Women’s Health-Family Planning/Reproductive Health Field Consultant
Northern and Western Region
Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
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.