Community Health Workers, Stress Reduction, and Racial Equity in Infant Vitality
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How can communities help mothers reduce stress during pregnancy and provide the social supports that contribute to infant vitality? This talk presented findings from an evaluation of the Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB program, a nationally recognized best practice program model that pairs at-risk mothers with community health workers (CHWs) who connect mothers to services that reduce pregnancy risks. The talk included stories from mothers and CHWs about the challenges and stresses they face as well as data from interviews and surveys that quantify the impact CHWs have for reducing mothers' stress and providing supports that help mothers and their children thrive.
infant vitality, infant mortality, health care, pregnancy, racial disparities in healthcare, community health workers
African American Studies | Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Ethnic Studies | Maternal and Child Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Women's Health
Rex, Justin, "Community Health Workers, Stress Reduction, and Racial Equity in Infant Vitality" (2023). ICS Fellow Lectures. 119.