Enhancing the Pregnancy Test Visit to Increase Timely Prenatal Care

A TECHNICAL BRIEF on the Texas Initiative of the Border States CoIIN

In March, 2018, the Texas team of the Border States CoIIN was convened by BCFS Health and Human Services, the Texas state lead organization. The team used a series of collaborative human-centered design exercises conducted onsite at UMC clinics to analyze the factors and/or barriers that were contributing to delayed prenatal care. From there, the team generated an initial set of innovation ideas to guide the design of prototypes in response to the barriers identified. Stakeholders who participated in the process included UMC clinic staff members, BCFS lead staff, State of Texas Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program representatives, hospital and medical professionals, Healthy Start home visiting participants, the Border States CoIIN team and community members.