The Transformation Center is hosting a series of webinars to support sites in meeting the Effective Contraceptive Use metric.

  • See the webinar schedule, which includes webinars on:
    • Health literacy in family planning
    • Successfully managing IUD and implant challenges
    • Understanding marginalized populations, shared language and reproductive health
    • Using a clinic self-assessment tool for providing high-quality contraception services
    • One Key Question: Incorporating pregnancy intention screening into routine care

The Oregon Metrics and Scoring Committee added “Effective Contraception among women at risk for unintended pregnancy” as an incentivized metric for Coordinated Care Organizations and 2017 will be the 3rd year running. One Key Question is the #1 recommended clinical strategy to meet this metric for your health center.

We advocated for Oregon to be the first in the nation to adopt a preventive reproductive health metric to pave the way for ensuring women are receiving proactive care.

Here are resources to help you understand and meet the new ECU metric:

National Metric:

Effective November 28, 2016, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed clinical performance measures for contraceptive care submitted by the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (OPA). These
measures fill an important gap in reproductive health care, and can be used to strengthen women’s and men’s access to client-centered contraceptive care. “Implementation of these measures may also help reduce the high rates of unintended pregnancy in the U.S.”