Partners in Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge (PICCK) is an innovative clinical and public health program designed to promote contraceptive choice and effective contraceptive counseling across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Enacted in partnership with the state’s birth hospitals, the program provides education, training, and technical assistance to expand and sustain the capacity of hospitals statewide to provide contraceptive services.
PICCK seeks to help achieve equity in contraception access and quality. Hospitals and their affiliated practices and health centers are invited to partner with PICCK to receive a customized program that meets the hospital’s needs for increasing contraceptive access in the areas of immediate postpartum contraception, emergency contraception, same-day contraception, shared decision-making, and pregnancy intention and contraceptive needs assessment. PICCK offers provider education and technical assistance for practice transformation related to workflow, billing, and patient resources. PICCK also offers opportunities for individual providers to engage, even if their hospital does not, including a webinar series and an annual meeting, all CME credit bearing and free to attend. PICCK has a website with a wealth of resources and sends out a biannual newsletter.
PICCK is a five-year program funded by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and housed at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine.