Performance indicator:

Percentage of Mothers Receiving Prenatal Care

Indicator description:

The percentage of mothers receiving prenatal care is an important indicator of access to healthcare. Women receiving adequate prenatal care are more likely to deliver full-term, healthy babies with decreased instances of developmental delay or life-long illness.

This indicator is associated with the following goals:

Note: Plan Houston's performance indicators are intended to inform the public and policy makers on the community's success at achieving Plan Houston's community goals. Identifying current performance is a first step; future steps could include tracking progress over time and establishing preferences on outcomes.