PEI supports eligible local health jurisdictions in the implementation of specific strategies that have shown evidence-based (or evidence-informed) promise in reducing racial health disparities in birth outcomes among Black women. These strategies include:
Group Prenatal Care includes improvement in health provider preterm birth screening and ongoing risk-appropriate care for Black women that better predicts the risk for, and helps prevent, preterm births.
Pregnancy Intentionality, Preconception and Interconception Care is designed to increase women's health by focusing on their ability to make informed decisions about if and when they become pregnant, and their health-affirming behaviors both prior to conception and between pregnancies.
Fatherhood or Partnership Initiatives that promote the importance of having partners engaged in the process, bolstering mental, emotional and physical health both during pregnancy and post-delivery.
Home Visitation Programs that assess and empower women by connecting them to programs for prenatal care, monitoring, life planning, birth spacing, infant development, doula services and more.
Innovative Strategies not listed above that demonstrate evidence-based success in reducing adverse birth outcomes, like personalized case management, integration of mental health services in perinatal health care, doula services, and other wrap-around services.