Women's Health Branch: Publications, Brochures, and Manuals

To request publications, complete the Publications Form (PDF, 270 KB - 09/24/19). Women's Health Branch publications, fact sheets, manuals, and directories are listed below. If an item doesn’t open properly, please try a different web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. If you need an item not provided, please call (919) 707-5700.

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 Brochures, Fact Sheets, and Plans - Updated 09/24/19

 Family Planning and Preconception Health Educational Materials - 09/24/19


Adolescents - 07/02/19

Be Smart. Be Ready. A Family Planning Program


Contraception - Overview of Methods

Contraception - Specific Methods

Gynecological Issues/Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)s - 07/02/19

Download PDF and language sheets as needed.

Infertility/Genetic Counseling - 07/02/19

Male Involvement

Menopause - 07/02/19

Download PDF and Spanish sheets as needed.

Nutrition/Weight Management

Preconception Health/Reproductive Life Planning

Substance Use - 07/02/19

Tobacco Cessation - 07/02/19

Click "Maternal Health Educational Materials" below and see "Tobacco Cessation".

 Maternal Health Educational Materials - 10/23/18

Diabetes In Pregnancy

General Maternal Health - Updated 10/23/18


Parenting and Baby - Updated 08/01/18


Pregnancy Care Management

Text for Baby

Tobacco Cessation

Zika Virus

 Sickle Cell Educational Materials

  • About Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait (multicultural)
  • About Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait
  • Hemoglobin and Thalassemia Disorders - What You Should Know
  • NC Sickle Cell Syndrome Program Brochure - 2005 Edition (PDF, 137 KB)
  • NC Sickle Cell Syndrome Program Hemoglobinopathy Screening Card (PHFSU)
  • Sickle Cell Disease - Facts for You
  • Sickle Cell Testing for Newborns
  • What Everyone Should Know About Kidneys and Kidney Diseases
  • What Everyone Should Know About Stroke (Brain Attack)
  • You and Your Teeth

 Manuals - 10/11/19

 Family Planning Policy Manual - 05/28/19

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

 Maternal Health Policy Manual - 02/13/19

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. Administrative

1.1 - Medical Records

2. Patient Services

2.1 - Interpreter Services

2.2 - Legal

2.3 - NC Medicaid

2.4 - Perinatal Oral Health

3. Clinical Services

3.1 - Immunizations

3.2 - Laboratory

3.3 - Lead and Pregnancy

3.4 - Pharmacy

3.5 - Sexually Transmitted Disease

3.6 - Standing Orders

4. Community Services


5. Financial

5.1- Coding/Billing

6. Personnel

6.1 - Enhanced Role Registered Nurse

6.2 - Staff Competency


A Guide for Helping to Eliminate Tobacco Use and Exposure for Women (PDF, 2 MB)

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

The Management of Sickle Cell Disease Manual

 Pregnancy Care Management Program Manual - 10/11/19

Section Topics

Care Management for High-Risk Pregnancy (CMHRP)

What is Care Management for High Risk Pregnancies?

Care Management for High Risk Pregnancies (CMHRP) is outcome-focused, with an emphasis on improving birth outcomes through reducing the rate of preterm and low birthweight births and monitors the pregnant Medicaid population and prenatal service delivery system using data.  CMHRP applies systems and information to improve care and assist members in becoming engaged in a collaborative process designed to manage medical, social and behavioral health conditions more effectively.

Meeting the diverse and complex needs of members requires a holistic, person-centered approach that addresses both physical and behavioral health. A holistic approach must consider the social determinants of health—"conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks" (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2016). The more complex the needs, the more comprehensive the approach should be for assisting the member with a care plan that addresses the whole person and collaborates with other systems that impact the member’s well-being.

1. Division of Health Benefits (DHB)

2. Collaborative Partners

3. Pregnancy Management Program (PMP)

4. Population Identification

5. Staffing

6. CMHRP Core Documents

7. CMHRP Pathways

8. CMHRP Supervisory Toolkit

9. Training Webinars

10. Data and Evaluation

11. Contacts

12. Resources and References

 Preconception Health Training Modules for Providers

 Community Preconception Health Training Manual


Last Modified: October 11, 2019