Advanc­ing mater­nal child health through evi­dence-based practice

Review avail­able research and resources on the Cen­ter­ing model

Issue Brief

How Cen­ter­ing­Preg­nan­cy can Sup­port Birth Equity

The U.S. faces a cri­sis of high mater­nal and infant mor­tal­i­ty rates, with Black women at 3 to 4 times the risk as White women of death from preg­nan­cy-relat­ed caus­es. Black infants have more than twice the rate of infant mor­tal­i­ty as non-His­pan­ic White babies.

Cen­ter­ing­Preg­nan­cy is one of the inter­ven­tions shown to improve out­comes and reduce preterm birth par­tic­u­lar­ly for Black women.

White Paper

Align­ing Val­ue-Based Pay­ment with CenteringPregnancy

Evi­dence sug­gests Cen­ter­ing­Preg­nan­cy reduces costs, improves out­comes and leads to high sat­is­fac­tion. This holis­tic mod­el can be sus­tain­ably financed along the con­tin­u­um of val­ue-based pay­ment using a vari­ety of approach­es. In Med­ic­aid, the largest pay­er for mater­ni­ty care, states have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to offer Cen­ter­ing­Preg­nan­cy to more women as part of their emerg­ing pay­ment and deliv­ery sys­tem reforms. 

CSSP Report

Cen­ter­ing­Par­ent­ing Rec­og­nized as Inno­v­a­tive Pedi­atric Intervention 

Fos­ter­ing Social and Emo­tion­al Health: Com­mon Threads to Trans­form Every­day Prac­tice and Sys­tem” a report from the Cen­ter for the Study of Social Pol­i­cy, high­lights Cen­ter­ing­Par­ent­ing as an inter­ven­tion that changes the way fam­i­lies expe­ri­ence care. The report cites Cen­ter­ing­Par­ent­ing cre­ates oppor­tu­ni­ties for fam­i­lies to con­nect; nur­tur­ing par­ents’ com­pe­tence and con­fi­dence and impact­ing children’s healthy social and emo­tion­al development. 



Over 150 Pub­lished Stud­ies and Peer-Reviewed articles

Cen­ter­ing research indi­cates dra­mat­ic improve­ments in mater­nal child health out­comes, enhanc­ing the field’s goals for cost sav­ings and bet­ter health. Stay up-to-date with cur­rent Cen­ter­ing research. Read more.

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