Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

Objective was to decrease the preterm birth rate in Kentucky by addressing preventable preterm births. Selected activities included the formation of Local Advisory Committees to inform the work; ongoing comparison of current practice to new science and best practice; identifying and addressing gaps in the system of care; education of providers, patients, and public about new information around prematurity and risks of early births; implementation of evidence-based practices; strengthening systems of care; and measuring progress. The HBWW model has been expanded to many sites in Texas.

State of Kentucky, AMCHP (Association of Maternal & Child Health Providers), 2012

Evidence Rating: II

Cost: N/A

Additional Info:


Prenatal Care and Education

Perinatal Periods:


Resource types:

Demonstration project

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