|Health Factors:||Access to Care|
|Decision Makers:||Local Government State Government Nonprofit Leaders Public Health Professionals & Advocates|
|Population Reach:||1-9% of WI's population|
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The Magnolia Project is a Healthy Start program that provides prenatal and interconception care and case management services to eligible women in five Jacksonville Florida zip codes; most residents of these zip codes are black. Services include case management, family planning, group based health education, clinical services, and community outreach.
The Magnolia Project is a suggested strategy to improve birth outcomes (March of Dimes-Pregnancy). Available evidence suggests that participation by high-risk women in the case management program may lower the incidence of infant mortality (Brady 2014, Livingood 2010, Will 2005) and low birthweight babies (Livingood 2010, Will 2005). Participants appear to have fewer repeat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (Biermann 2006, Livingood 2010), and may make greater use of family planning methods than before participating in the program (Biermann 2006). Additional evidence is needed to confirm effects.
As of July 2013, the Magnolia Project is only in Jacksonville, Florida.
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