Prematurity Prevention Initiative

Premature birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. Racial disparities in care lead to higher rates of preterm birth for Black and African American women.

The Prematurity Prevention Initiative’s (PPI) goal is to reduce the number of babies born too soon and eliminate racial disparities in New Jersey through community and professional education programs.

Educational presentations and resources are available for your agency, sorority/fraternity, medical facility, and faith-based organization. These dynamic sessions highlight free preventative care options available to expectant parents, discuss the clinical needs of parents with a history of preterm birth, and address how to navigate healthcare barriers in Essex County.

For details on our free professional education program, click here.

If you are a parent, community member, or provider that works with pregnant clients contact us at: 973-268-2280.

Download the program flyer.

We’re grateful to Family Health Initiatives for funding this initiative.

Prematurity Prevention Initiative Summer Speaker Series: Preterm Birth PreventionĀ and Beyond


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