Preconception Health and Show Your Love
A woman’s health before becoming pregnant is referred to as preconception health. Preconception health is important for a woman’s own wellness, but also because her health before pregnancy will affect the health of her future children, both at birth and throughout their lives. Women can improve the health of their families for generations by planning when they would like to become pregnant so that they can prepare themselves before (and in between) pregnancies by visiting a health care provider, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress levels and taking vitamins.
Denver Public Health is partnering with community based organizations to empower women with more knowledge and skills to improve their preconception health. “Show Your Love” is a 90-minute intervention for women to learn important details about reproductive health, setting life-long goals, healthy living and accessing health care. Denver Public Health trains community workers to facilitate Show Your Love in their respective agencies and organizations, as well as provides ongoing technical assistance with course delivery.
Please read more about the “Show Your Love” intervention below.
Contact Rachel Stevens at email@example.com or 303-602-3623 to receive more information
Show Your Love Training Materials
The following slides and life plans are used to facilitate the Show Your Love intervention. Please contact Rachel Stevens if you are interested in becoming a facilitator and would like to see a copy of our facilitation guide that accompanies the presentation materials included below. Additionally, please read more about our Training of Facilitators workshop.
Perinatal Periods of Risk: Understanding the Causes of Infant and Fetal Deaths in Denver
The death of an infant or loss of a developing baby is always devastating. Across the United States,
black women are significantly more likely than whites to experience the loss of a baby within the first year of life.
This is also true in Denver where the ratio of black infant deaths to white infant deaths is two to one.
Denver Public Health is diligently working with community partners to eliminate this disparity, first by better
understanding why this difference occurs. The Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) Analysis is a specific technique used to
investigate factors associated with both infant deaths (after a live birth) and fetal losses (miscarriages). For more information about our research,
read the full perinatal periods of risk analysis, which includes the next steps in how we plan to engage community members in our work.