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1. Who are the CAPC lead agencies?
Lead agencies of community coalitions include Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Brooklyn Prenatal Care Consortium, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, and Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Rikers.

2. Who is the CAPC Woman?
The CAPC woman is a pregnant woman who is not in prenatal care, or a woman who suspects pregnancy and is not receiving health services, or a pregnant woman in crisis regardless of whether or not she is connected to care, or a woman of childbearing age with HIV who is newly diagnosed and postpartum or who is not receiving HIV-related health care.

In addition, the CAPC woman is a resident of a CAPC target area, or is found in a CAPC target area, or chooses to receive care in a CAPC target area.

NOTE: The CAPC woman at Rikers is pregnant and HIV negative, or pregnant and HIV positive, or was pregnant when she entered Rikers.

CAPC women are likely to be found among the following groups:

  • substance users
  • women experiencing homelessness
  • immigrants
  • women experiencing mental illness
  • adolescents
  • women in a domestic violence situation
  • women with developmental disabilities
  • women involved in the criminal justice system

3. How do we reach out to the CAPC woman?
General strategies for reaching the CAPC woman include social marketing, direct outreach by specially trained outreach workers, and referrals from community agencies serving high-risk women. Women reached through social marketing and agency referral may be in need of enhanced outreach services. Enhanced outreach is ongoing, individualized, and addresses the issues the woman identifies as immediate. CAPC outreach is designed to build a trusting relationship between the outreach worker and the client. In addition, the outreach worker navigates the woman into health care or case management.

4. What is the role of Enhanced Outreach Workers?
To establish a trusting relationship with women who avoid seeking care within the institutional health care system and assist them in accessing services by:

  • accompanying them to intake sites in the community
  • connecting women with other needed services via case managers