Cafe 108: Designed for Change: Leveraging Innovative Group Prenatal & Infant Care Models to Improve Health Equity and Birth Outcomes for Michigan Communities

Room 104

Utilizing a Quadruple Aim approach (better health, better care, lower cost and improved equity), Women-Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network: Detroit aims to reduce the IMP by 50% in a cohort of women by leveraging the impact of community health workers (CHWs) in mitigating social determinants of health (SDoH) through an enhanced model of group prenatal care (GPC). In this model (using CenteringPregnancy® as core curriculum) tailored towards vulnerable African-American women, CHWs serve as co-facilitators with Certified Nurse Midwives as an integral part of the care team. WIN Network also developed a companion curriculum aimed at fostering maternal self-sufficiency and focused on SDoH, for use during GPC sessions and individual home visits that continue through babies’ first birthdays. This session will also provide an interactive experience of patient-centered, evidence-based group prenatal and infant care (CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting), which has been proven to positively impact health outcomes and reduce racial health disparities, and explore how the model can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different communities and patient populations. The session will include facilitated activities to demonstrate how the Centering model engages patients in interactive learning and community building.