Join ACURE4Moms Study to improve health care for birthing people and babies!
If your practice provides prenatal care in NC, it may be eligible to participate in the newly-funded ACURE4Moms Study, led by UNC and a team of clinicians, community-based doulas, and researchers across the state.
What is the study about? ACURE4Moms Study is led by a team of clinicians, community-based doulas, and researchers across the state. The study, which will involve 40 prenatal practices across North Carolina and a team of co-investigators, will attempt to do so using two types of interventions. The study aims to reduce Black-White disparities in perinatal outcomes, including low birth weight, through practice-based interventions.
Who is eligible to join? If your practice provides prenatal care in NC, it may be eligible to participate. Submit an application to find out more.
What is involved in the study? Joining 40 different practices using two types of interventions. Click to view details of the study, teams, clinic engagement, interventions, technical support, and more. There are 4 different “arms” of this study – ranging from:
- Standard Care management
- Practice-Based Data interventions
- Community-Based Doula support for high-risk patient
- A Combination of both the Data interventions and Doula support
What type of support will my team receive? Depending on which study arm the practice is randomized to, the practice may receive:
- Free community-based doula support for up to 6 high-risk deliveries per month
- Free IT support for a Maternal Warning System and race-stratified Disparities Dashboard
- Free quarterly racial equity trainings focused on maternal health
All practices will receive free QI Practice Facilitation from the NC AHEC program and reimbursement for extraction of their electronic health record data. The participating practices will be supported for 2 years, with the earliest start date of October 2022.
What is the timeline? The participating practices will be supported for 2 years, with the earliest start date of December 2022.
How do I learn more or get involved? If your practice is interested in applying, please complete a brief online application. The paper and Word applications can be emailed to ACURE4Moms@med.unc.edu. For other questions or concerns, email Dr. Jennifer Tang at email@example.com.
Email us with any questions – Dr. Jennifer Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). For more information about the project, please visit its page on the PCORI website at https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2021/reducing-racial-disparities-maternal-care-through-data-based-accountability. Questions may be directed to the project team at ACURE4Moms@med.unc.edu.