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Publications, Brochures, Manuals, and Directory

Women's Health Branch publications, fact sheets, manuals, and directories are listed below. To request publications, complete the Publications Order Form (PDF, 799 KB - Updated 08/08/17). If you need an item not provided, please call (919) 707-5700.

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 Brochures, Fact Sheets, and Plans - Updated 08/08/17 (Available English and Spanish documents)

 Family Planning and Preconception Health Educational Materials

Abstinence

Adolescent Puberty

Be Smart. Be Ready. A Family Planning Program

Contraception

Contraception - Overview of Methods

Contraception - Specific Methods

Gynecological Problems/STIs

Infertility/Genetic Counseling

Male Involvement

Nutrition/Weight Management

Preconception Health/Reproductive Life Planning

 Maternal Health Educational Materials - Updated 08/08/17

Diabetes In Pregnancy

General Maternal Health

Lead

Parenting and Baby

Postpartum

Pregnancy Care Management

Text for Baby

 Sickle Cell Educational Materials

  • About Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait (multicultural)
  • About Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait
  • A Parent's Handbook for Sickle Cell Disease (part I)
  • A Parent's Handbook for Sickle Cell Disease (part II)
  • A Teacher Can Make A Difference
  • NC Sickle Cell Syndrome Program Brochure (PDF, 137 KB)
  • Physicians Reference For the Management of Sickle Cell & Other Abnormal Hemoglobins (Must submit name & facility address of Provider.)
  • Sickle Cell Testing for Newborns
  • Answers to Questions About Sickle Cell Disease
  • Transfusion Can Reduce The Risk of Strokes In Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Pre-natal Tests For Sickle Cell Anemia
  • A Bone Marrow Transplant Cures Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Penicillin Pills Prevent Fatal Infections
  • Sickle Cell Trait And Rigorous Exercise In the Military
  • Sickle Cell Anemia and Fetal Hemoglobin
  • A Substance That Sparks A Gene That Could Ease Sickle Cell Anemia
  • A Test That May Predict Strokes
  • Hydroxyurea - The First Effective Treatment For Sickle Cell Anemia
  • An Experimental Transplant Cures a Teenagers Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Procedure Enables Sickle Cell Trait Couples to Have Babies Without Sickle Cell Trait or Sickle Cell Anemia
  • A Low Salt Treatment

 Manuals - Updated 08/31/17

 Family Planning Policy Manual - Updated 08/31/17

The policy manual is divided into five sections with related policies and relevant memos provided in PDF format. Additional policies will be added as they are written and approved.

Section Title

1. Client Services

1.1 - Adolescent Services

1.2 - Informed Consent

1.3 - Child Abuse, Neglect and Human Trafficking Reporting

1.4 - Client Confidentiality and Privacy

1.5 – Customer Satisfaction

1.6 – Health Disparities

1.7 – Voluntary Service Provision

1.8 – Human Subjects Research

1.9 – Medical Records

2. Clinical Services

2.1 - Emergency Contraception

2.2 - STI/HIV Screening

2.3 - Initial Visit

2.4 - Return (Annual) Exam

2.5 - Medical Emergency Management

2.6 - Referral and Follow-Up on Abnormal Findings

2.7 - Deferral of Exam

2.8 - Clinical Services for Sterilized Patients

2.9 - Pregnancy Diagnosis

2.10 - Permanent Contraception

2.11 - Immunization

  • Policy (PDF, 24 KB)
  • Memos - Current and past correspondence from the Immunization Branch can be found at immunize.nc.gov. To locate these memos, click Healthcare Providers, click memos under the heading North Carolina Immunization Program (NCIP) Requirements and memos are listed by year.

2.12 – Pregnancy Spacing Policy

2.13 - Pharmaceuticals

2.14 - Method Counseling

2.15 - Infertility

2.16 – Revisit/Supply Visit

3.  Community Services

3.1 - Community Participation

3.2 - Media Review

4.  Financial Services

4.1 - Billing, Collections, and Fees

4.2 - Women's Health Service Funds

4.3Required Posted Signage for Service

4.4Facilities and Accessibility of Family Planning Services

4.5Quality Assurance and Audit

4.6 - Income Verification

5.  Personnel

5.1 - Personnel Records and Licensure Verification

5.2 - Enhanced Role Nurse

5.3 - Provider Qualifications

5.4 - Staff Conflict of Interest

5.5 - Clinical Protocols for Client Care

A Guide for Helping to Eliminate Tobacco Use and Exposure for Women (PDF, 2 MB) – Updated 06/06/16

Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Poisoning in Pregnant and Lactating Women external link

The Management of Sickle Cell Disease Manual external link

 Pregnancy Care Management Program Manual - Updated 03/23/17

Section Topics

Pregnancy Care Management Overview

1. Division of Medical Assistance (DMA)

2. Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC)

3. Pregnancy Medical Home (PMH)

4. Pregnancy Care Management (OBCM)

5. Risk Screening

6. Pregnancy Care Management (OBCM) Services

7. Pregnancy Care Management (OBCM) Pathways

8. Maternal Health Quality Improvement

9. Case Management Information System (CMIS)

10. Data and Evaluation

11. Contacts

12. Resources and References

 Preconception Health Training Modules for Providers

 Community Preconception Health Training Manual

 Directory

  • N.C. Healthy Start Foundation external link - The NC Healthy Start Foundation maintains a large catalog of educational materials for women and their families.