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Support a Clinical Shift to Community-Centered Health

Mothering Asheville Movement and Sistas Caring 4 Sistas

Support a clinical shift to community-centered health

Percent of clients served by SC4S who received prenatal care in their first trimester - TBD

97.0%2019

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Data Description & Source

This data has not been tracked since 2019 but the SC4S team intends to implement new data tracking procedures so that the data for this measure will be available again in the future.

Story Behind the Curve

This Performance Measure tracks how well we are doing in getting patients enrolled in prenatal care within the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy which is difficult to achieve. Many women are unaware of their pregnancy until they are already 6 to 8 weeks pregnant, leaving only 4 to 6 weeks in the first trimester to schedule and keep an appointment. Work, transportation issues and other barriers related to various social determinants of health add additional layers to the problem and the COVID pandemic further exacerbated it by causing staff shortages and by increasing patients' health needs. Initial appointment slots are also quite limited making it difficult for women to schedule their first appointment quickly. The pandemic also caused the repeated cancellation and rescheduling of appointments due to staff illness; sometimes, over 100 patients were canceled in a single day.

Scorecard Result Container Indicator Measure Action Actual Value Target Value Tag S R I P PM A m/d/yy m/d/yyyy