Family Health

Inter-Pregnancy Care (IPC) Project

A few areas of focus within the project have included: 

  • Engaging key stakeholders to link women with adverse birth outcomes to participating clinics and working with Louisiana’s Medicaid managed care organizations and participating clinics on transitions and continuity of care and linkage protocols to assure maternal health across prenatal, post-natal, and inter-pregnancy periods.
  • Developing and implementing an IPC Learning Collaborative and practice coaching program for pilot clinics that supports the implementation of the adapted Grady Memorial Hospital IPC model through becoming IPC Centers of Excellence.
  • Working with participating clinics to assess and configure electronic medical records and leverage the Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange (GNOHIE) to support the identification, population management, risk stratification, decision support tools, and referral processes aligned with the IPC model.
  • Engaging relevant social service and other key stakeholders to establish formal referral relationships and processes, including the exchange of information and shared care planning to ensure at risk women have access to the full complement of social and supportive services to support maternal health across the care settings.Informing and develop consumer engagement strategies to successfully link and retain at risk women in care consistent with the Grady model.

If you would like to learn more about the IPC program, we have linked to the final program report here.