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Preconception health care involves identifying potential physical, genetic, psychosocial, environmental, and behavioural risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes and reducing those risks prior to conception through counselling, education, and intervention.
In order to assist with your preconception counselling, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has engaged the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP), in partnership with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), to develop and disseminate a series of clinical tools and health information to support primary care providers. The first of which is a Preconception Health Care Tool developed using CEP’s integrated knowledge translation development methods.
“Improving health and nurturing a culture of wellness are both important to me, especially when it comes to our youngest Ontarians,” said Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “It is great to know that women planning on getting pregnant can get help using the new Preconception Healthcare Tool. This tool can help ensure the best start for infants and their new mothers while encouraging discussions on health promotion which is one of my priorities.”
Improve maternal and infant health outcomes in your practice by guiding your discussions of health promotion and illness prevention strategies with your patients. Access the Preconception Health Care Tool.
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