February 2023 | Alison C. White, MS, Amy Peters, MS, Kathryn Goudy, MS, Janet Melby, PhD, Carl Weems, PhD

Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program 2021 Hospital Survey Analysis

With the goal of increasing its paternity establishment performance measure, the state of Iowa conducted a survey to gather information about the hospital-based paternity acknowledgement program and reasons for the rejection of voluntary acknowledgements. This report gathers information on five different areas: the demographics of professionals who assist with voluntary paternity establishment at the hospitals, information about patient education, the materials and resources used during education, potential areas of improvement on the education process; and reports related to rejections of voluntary acknowledgements. That data gathered will be used going forward to provided targeted outreach.

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