The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has developed a Zika Toolkit for Title X-funded grantees and other healthcare providers that care for non-pregnant women and men of reproductive age. The toolkit suggests ways to put the CDC’s Zika guidance into practice. It contains information about how to counsel women and men about family planning in the context of Zika, job aids and client handouts, and outreach materials.
Click here to view the toolkit.
Washington, DC - June 27, 2016 - NPWH applauds and supports the Supreme Court's 5-3 ruling in favor of Whole Woman's Health. The Court's decision overturns the Texas law H.B. 2, which was aimed at shutting down clinics that provide abortions, among other critical women's health services, in the state.
Monday's ruling in the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt case sets a precedent for other states trying to impose similar regulations on clinics. States will no longer be able to impose unnecessary regulations on clinics that they cannot comply with, which could force clinics to shut their doors, make it virtually impossible for women to get an abortion, and leave hundreds of providers without jobs.
"This is a win for women! NPWH supports women's right to make their own personal decisions about their healthcare and the importance of unrestricted access to safe, legal clinics," stated Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH.
On Monday, May 23, 2016, The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH), The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American College of Physicians (ACP) announced that they are partnering to update the Women's Preventive Services Guidelines, and to develop new recommendations to enhance women’s overall healthcare. This effort is made possible through funding for a five-year cooperative agreement from the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Read the full press release here.
ACOG's Task Force on Collaborative Practice released the "Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care" report on Monday, February 22, 2016, which suggests that a team-based model of care engages patients in their care and helps health care providers work to the full extent of their education, certification, and experience.
The six guiding principles of the report provide a framework for practices/organizations across all specialties to develop a team-based care approach. The report also offers suggestions to implement the team-based model of care, as health care providers may face challenges in transitioning to this type of care model.Read more about the "Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care" report:
- Executive summary
- Press release from ACOG
The report was developed by the interprofessional Task Force on Collaborative Practice and is endorsed by NPWH.
ACOG and SMFM have issued a Practice Advisory on the Zika virus about prevention strategies and current guidance for management of pregnant women. This is based on CDC’s health advisory, travel advisory, and early release MMWR. Management of women exposed to Zika virus including those with suspected infection or evidence of fetal effects is evolving. Recommendations for management will be updated periodically to reflect changing evidence and emerging consensus.
Click here for the detailed "Practice Advisory: Interim Guidance for Care of Obstetric Patients During a Zika Virus Outbreak" document.
For additional information click here for the Zika webpage on ACOG’s Immunization for Women website.
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