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Improving Maternal Health through Better Health Literacy

In 2017, Wisconsin Health Literacy partnered with 34 clinics and social service organizations across the state so their staff could distribute copies of the book, What To Do When You’re Having A Baby to expectant mothers at risk for low health literacy.

Partners included:

  • WIC sites (Women, Infants and Children)
  • Public health departments (including the Prenatal Care Coordination Program)
  • Tribal Clinics
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Healthcare clinics

The book used is written in an easy to read language and includes monthly guides to pregnancy and information on nutrition, exercise and other factors increasing the chances of a healthy pregnancy and newborn. Partner staff distributed almost 5,000 books, in English and Spanish, to expectant women and counseled them on how to use it.  

This project was supported by a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Field Foundation.