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Council of District Chairs (CDC) Service Recognition Projects
Established in 1971, this annual award is presented to outstanding district or section service activities. Please click on the following to view the CDC Service Recognition Award Guidelines.

To view the 2014 projects and winners click here. These excellent projects and resources include:

  • The Safe Mother Initiative (District II)
  • Discussing Breast Density: A Toolkit for the New Jersey Obstetrician Gynecologist (District III, New Jersey Section)
  • Births Outcomes Initiative (District I, South Carolina Section)
  • Mentorship Program (District VI)
  • March of Dimes Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit (District IX)
  • HPV Vaccination Awareness (District XII)

District XI wants to know what projects you are working on! If you are working on a service project, or have an idea for a project you would like to pursue, let us know at

Induction of Labor Toolkit
ACOG District XI and the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies have partnered to create an induction of labor toolkit.

Additional information:

Implementation of a conservative checklist-based protocol for oxytocin administration: maternal and newborn outcomes (log in required)

Evaluation of outcomes after implementation of an induction-of-labor protocol (log in required)

Criteria for Failed Labor Induction: Prospective Evaluation of a Standardized Protocol

Texas HHSC has added Makena as a Medicaid pharmacy benefit starting June 15, 2015

In an effort to help reduce pre-term births by expanding access to 17P (also known as hydroxyprogesterone caproate), HHSC&srquo;s Vendor Drug team will be adding Makena®, the brand name version of 17P, to the Texas Medicaid/CHIP formulary effective June 15, 2015. Makena will be available in a 250 mg/1ml dosage as both a medical and pharmacy benefit. The whole vial is 1250mg/5ml, but each dose is 1ml therefore 250mg/1 ml.

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Medicaid Providers Must Re-enroll

As the result of a new federal regulation, all Texas Medicaid providers must periodically revalidate their enrollment in the Medicaid program. To comply with this mandate, any Texas Medicaid provider enrolled before January 1, 2013 must be fully re-enrolled by March 24, 2016. To be considered fully re-enrolled, providers must submit a completed re-enrollment application and receive verification from TMHP that their application has been approved. To allow sufficient time for re-enrollment application processing, providers are encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible.

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LARC products now available as a pharmacy benefit of Texas Medicaid and Texas Women's Health Program

Starting August 1, 2014, providers can prescribe and obtain long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) products that are on the Texas Medicaid and TWHP drug formularies from certain specialty pharmacies for women participating in Texas Medicaid and TWHP

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: LARC Provider FAQ

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