PTBi Study Explores if Group Prenatal Care Impact Fresno's Infant Mortality Epidemic in Webinar

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PTBi-CA's Engaging Mothers and Babies; Reimagining Antenatal Care for Everyone (EMBRACE) study, which is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of its “Addressing Disparities” aim, was featured in a Perinatal Connect/PCORI webinar. The third in a three-part series on perinatal depression research, PTBi researchers Drs. Brittany Chambers and Miriam Kuppermann joined Fresno-based partners Dr. Venise Curry and Ms. Fabiola Gonzalez to describe the EMBRACE study, a comparative effectiveness study of two models of enhanced prenatal care for low income, primarily Latinx and Black pregnant people in Fresno. The goal of the study is to compare Glow!, a group prenatal care model with wrap-around services addressing social determinants of health that was developed with PTBi-CA funding, and individual prenatal care with additional assessments and education, to determine which model of care results in lower rates of preterm birth, improved mental health, and more respectful experiences of care.

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