With help from a health equity grant collaboration between the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, UnityPoint launched its CenteringPregnancy Care to Mitigate Racial Disparities Program. The evidence-based, prenatal care and peer support program aims to lower rates of preterm and low-birthweight babies. The program also aims to encourage infant breastfeeding and reduce the rate of neonatal intensive care unit admissions. In this month’s Spotlight Feature interview, Kari Beth Watts, D.O., at UnityPoint Health, discusses the program’s roots and goal of improving overall maternal and child health. Read more.

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