Preconception Health

Continuing Education for Pharmacists

The Pharmacist’s Role in Promoting Preconception Health

  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Credit: 2 hours (0.2 CEUs) ACPE
  • Fee: Free for members; $15 for non-members
  • Authors: Dr. Shareen El-Ibiary, Dr. Erin Raney and Ms. Merry Moos
  • Expiration: June 1, 2017
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss the variety of preconception influences on pregnancy outcomes.
    • Assess immunization needs prior to pregnancy.
    • Screen medications for appropriate use during pregnancy.
    • Identify chronic diseases which require special attention prior to conception.The pharmacist’s role in promoting preconception health
    • Explain the rationale for a preconception health orientation

Delivering Preconception Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community Pharmacy

  • Ohio Northern University
  • Credit: 1 hour (0.1 CEU) ACPE
  • Fee: Free for all
  • Authors: Dr. Natalie DiPietro Mager and Dr. David Bright
  • Expiration: June 30, 2018
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Define preconception care.
    • Discuss the need for preconception care.
    • Explain preconception care interventions that may be provided by a community pharmacist.
    • Describe how preconception care may be provided to patients via medication therapy management.

Pharmacist Resources

Information for Health Professionals from CDC

Curriculum and Resources from Preconception Health + Health Care Initiative

  • Preconception/interconception care clinical toolkit for providers
  • Guidelines



Patient Resources

Preconception Care from MedlinePlus

Preconception Health and Health Care from CDC

Preconception Health from the Office on Women’s Health, US DHHS

“The Gabby System” from Boston University’s Project Preconception Care

  • Gabby is a virtual patient advocate
  • Designed to help young African American women improve their preconception health status


Patient Education Materials

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  • National campaign designed to promote wellbeing and support young women and men as they strive to achieve their goals and make healthy lifestyle choices today.

Materials from March of Dimes