Commentary: Investing in women's preconception care is investing in our future

Commentary: Investing in women's preconception care is investing in our future

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CCHS and Upstream author oped

President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, Dr. Janice E. Nevin, and Upstream co-founder, Mark Edwards, authored an oped for Modern Healthcare on the importance of informed and effective pre-conception care.

The starting point is integrating access to contraception into primary care and training a range of providers and staff to be a part of the solution. This approach can be replicated nationally—and is gaining momentum with recent expansions to Massachusetts and Washington state. We need more large healthcare systems to support access to these vital services.

As one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, we applaud CCHS’ commitment to increasing contraceptive access for all women.