In 2017, CAI partnered with the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC), the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC), the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC), and other key stakeholders to implement the Ohio FQHC Infant Vitality Initiative (IVI). As part of a larger statewide initiative to improve birth outcomes and promote pregnancy spacing, the Ohio IVI sought to increase access to evidence-based contraceptive care, including access to LARC, in FQHC settings.
As a subject-matter expert, CAI partnered with Ohio stakeholders to develop the approach and provide data-informed training and technical assistance (TTA) to support 9 sites across 5 FQHC networks in implementing change across 4 key drivers of access to client-centered contraceptive care.
This work culminated in the development of the Client-Centered Contraceptive Care Change Package, a package of tools, resources and quality improvement strategies designed to support agencies in implementing key activities to enhance access to client-centered contraceptive care.
Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Approach
CAI’s TTA approach included individualized, data-informed practice facilitation coaching; remote training through use of eLearning modules; and collaborative work across participating agencies through face-to-face learning sessions and action period webinars to share best practices and review progress towards meeting project goals.