Centering started in the 1990’s as one healthcare provider’s idea to provide more effective prenatal care to her patients. Instead of repeating the same information over and over to women one at a time, our founder, Sharon Rising, brought pregnant women together for their prenatal visits. Colleagues who learned about her groups started doing it too, and through word of mouth the demand grew for Centering facilitation trainings across the country.
Centering Healthcare Institute has an aggressive plan to spread adoption of the Centering model of care as widely as possible, particularly in the most vulnerable, low-income, low-resourced communities.
CHI aims to transform healthcare delivery and outcomes by:
- Advancing high-quality evidence-based group care
- Creating an environment that inspires relationships of collective power in the health system
- Disrupting the structures and systems that drive poor health to co-create communities where everyone has an equitable opportunity to thrive
Read about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion here.