IMPLICIT interconception care toolkit

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The IMPLICIT (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low birth weight Infants using Continuous Improvement Techniques) Network is a family medicine maternal-child health learning collaborative focused on improving care for women, infants and families through faculty, resident, and student development and quality improvement.

The Network develops, implements, evaluates and optimizes new and existing models of care, including IMPLICIT ICC, focused on improving birth outcomes and the health of women, infants and families.

Why was the toolkit developed?

The IMPLICIT interconception care toolkit provides the necessary background, evidence and resources to successfully implement the IMPLICIT ICC model in the context of well-child visits. Because no two clinical sites are identical, each practice can tailor the model to meet its needs and those of the population it serves.

The model is adaptable in a variety of settings, including family medicine practices, pediatric care, health departments, community health centers and public health programs. The toolkit offers strategies, work flows and guidance to implement the IMPLICIT ICC model and presents solutions that have worked for others. Sites can implement the IMPLICIT ICC model without joining the IMPLICIT Network.

Download the IMPLICIT toolkit appendices and figures 4 and 5.