Perspectives from Black Women, Clinicians, and Community-Based Organizations for Reducing Preterm Birth
"Ignored and Invisible": Perspectives from Black Women, Clinicians, and Community-Based Organizations for Reducing Preterm Birth
Kendra L Smith 1, Fatema Shipchandler 2, Mashariki Kudumu 3, Shantay Davies-Balch 4, Stephanie A Leonard 5
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This was a community-designed project that assessed the experiences and perspectives of Black women who experienced preterm birth and the clinicians and community-based organizations who serve them.
The results of this study support the collaborative development of a community-focused model to reduce the Black preterm birth rate in Los Angeles County, with broader implications in addressing the factors that contribute to the racial health disparities in California and beyond.
This research is pending publication in the Maternal and Child Health Journal (MACI)
This project was funded by the Cedars Sinai Community Benefit Program
Kendra L. Smith
Smith Research & Consulting, LLC
McGovern Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center
March of Dimes, Los Angeles, CA
BLACK Wellness & Prosperity Center
Stephanie A. Leonard
Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA