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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2006

Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care --- United States: A Report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care

Description of Resource: 
The report provides recommendations to improve both preconception health and care with the goal of improving the health of women and couples, before conception of a first or subsequent pregnancy. The 10 recommendations are based on a review of published research and the opinions of specialists from the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care.

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Developed By: 
CDC/MMWR
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
Johnson K, Posner S, Biermann J, Cordero J, Atrash H, Parker C, Boulet S, and Curtis M. Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care --- United States: A Report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care. MMWR [Internet]. 2006 Apr 21 [cited 2013 Jan 15];55(RR06);1–23. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5506a1.htm