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One Key Question® Online

Training and certification in One Key Question® is now available online.

One Key Question Online offers a suite of interactive trainings for non-clinical and clinical providers alike. The One Key Question Certification Training focuses on starting the conversation with patients about pregnancy desires. Providers can continue the conversation with our Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care Training. To learn more about One Key Question Online, read our one-pager

To connect with a member of our team and learn more about bringing OKQ to your site, fill out the interest form or email us at learning@powertodecide.org.

Every person should have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. 

Power to Decide’s One Key Question provides a framework for health care providers, social service providers, and champions to routinely ask their patients about pregnancy desires and goals and offer personalized counseling and care based on their response.

The One Key Question approach is patient-centered and focuses on equally supporting those who want to get pregnant, those who do not, and those who are ambivalent. One Key Question addresses health equity, including perinatal equity and maternal and child health. 

One Key Question is used by thousands of health care and social service providers in approximately 30 states. One Key Question providers include clinicians, community health workers, and home visiting nurses as well as large health systems and state and local public health departments. 

Online Training Details

Starting the Conversation: One Key Question® Certification Training

This interactive training certifies individual clinical or non-clinical providers to ask One Key Question at their site. The training teaches providers how to start the conversation about pregnancy desires with their patients, and how to implement the screening tool. This training does not allow providers to train their colleagues, staff, or anyone else on One Key Question. This training will take approximately 4-6 hours to complete and includes videos, reflections, knowledge checks, and modules on unconscious bias in family planning care, reproductive well-being, and implementation.

By the end of this training, providers will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for using One Key Question in their practice.
  • Articulate how One Key Question supports people in achieving reproductive well-being. 
  • List strategies to identify and address unconscious bias and promote reproductive autonomy at the individual level.
  • Demonstrate how to ask One Key Question and follow the 4-response Pathways to Care with fidelity.
  • Identify resources and tools on contraception and pre/interconception care.
  • Describe key components of One Key Question implementation workflow.

Those who take the One Key Question Certification Training are eligible for:

  • 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (CME - Continuing Medical Education)
  • 6.0 Category 1 contact hours in health education (MCHES/CHES - Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • 6.0 CPH CEs (CPH - Certified in Public Health)
Continuing the Conversation: Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care Training

One Key Question Certification Training opens the door to a conversation with a patient about if, when, and under what circumstances they want to get pregnant and have a child. The Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care training takes that conversation one step further by teaching providers how to offer preconception and contraception counseling and care in a personalized, non-judgmental, and unbiased way.    

This interactive training will increase a provider’s knowledge of contraceptive methods, introduce factors a patient may consider when choosing a method, and describe essential elements of preconception care. Providers will learn how to build patient-centered preconception and contraception pathways to care.

This training will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete and includes videos, reflections, knowledge checks, and modules on patient-centered counseling, contraception, and preconception.

By the end of this training, providers will be able to:

  • Be conversant in the health and wellness factors patients and providers should consider before pregnancy to improve outcomes for maternal and child health. 
  • Identify and explain actions patients can take to improve their health during the preconception period.
  • Be familiar with a broad range of contraceptive methods and key features of each.
  • Be aware of the range of factors a client may consider when choosing a contraceptive method.
  • Be aware of provider and patient-facing contraception and preconception and interconception resources.
  • Commit to providing all counseling in a way that supports clients in a non-judgmental and unbiased way. 

Those who take the Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care Training are eligible for:

  • 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (CME - Continuing Medical Education).
  • 2.0 Category 1 contact hours in health education (MCHES/CHES - Certified Health Education Specialist).
  • 2.0 CPH CEs (CPH - Certified in Public Health).
One Key Question® Online Pricing and Information

Our online suite of trainings is now available for individuals and groups. Please contact onekeyquestion@powertodecide.org for information on pricing, group discounts, or for further information about One Key Question.

Support for One Key Question®

One Key Question is being used by thousands of providers across the country and has received notable recognition from a number of organizations. These recognitions include:

  • The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs has identified One Key Question as a Best Practice in their Innovation Station database.
  • One Key Question has been endorsed by the American Public Health Association as an effective Reproductive Life Planning strategy and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes that pregnancy desire screening is a “core component of high-quality, primary preventive care services.” 
  • One Key Question is aligned with the Office of Population Affairs and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Quality in Family Planning service delivery recommendations for clinical practice.
  • The American Medical Association also supports the use of pregnancy intention screening as a part of routine well-care and recommends it be documented in the medical record.

To learn more about the research supporting One Key Question see Does it Work?.

To learn more about the impact One Key Question has had in our Research Overview

In our first year, One Key Question Online has seen nearly 450 providers sign up for certification training and 9 organizations have partnered with us to train their staff. 

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