One Key Question® supports women’s power to decide by helping to transform their health care experience. The notion behind One Key Question® is simple: It asks all health providers and champions who support women to routinely ask, “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?” From there, the provider or champion takes the conversation in the direction the woman herself indicates is the right one, whether that is family planning, preconception health, prenatal care, or other needs.
We offer training and technical assistance to provider networks, community organizations, and others interested in being certified as a One Key Question® provider or institution. Many locations nationwide use One Key Question®, including home visiting programs and primary care practices, as well as other innovative locations, such as food assistance programs and dental offices. Our goal is to expand it to the many other locations where women receive support from trusted providers.
This approach works because it is focused on understanding a woman’s intentions and providing follow-up care based on her response. By working with women proactively, One Key Question® addresses the root causes of unintended pregnancies, poor birth outcomes, and disparities in maternal and infant health. It is non-judgmental and equally supports women who want to become pregnant and those who do not.
One Key Question® has been endorsed by more than 30 prominent national organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
To bring One Key Question® to your program:
Power to Decide has exclusive rights to all One Key Question® activities, trainings, agreements, and licenses outside of the state of Oregon. We are partnering with The Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health—the originator of One Key Question®—to support efforts in Oregon.