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Promoting Prenatal Health and Positive Birth Outcomes: A Snapshot of State Efforts.

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Sparr, Mariel. Joraanstad, Alexandra. Atukpawu-Tipton, Grace. Miller, Nicole. Leis, Julie. Filene, Jill.
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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluatio
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To address poor birth outcomes in the United States, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns (Strong Start) initiative. The Strong Start initiative is studying enhanced prenatal care approaches aimed at reducing preterm births among Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries who are at high risk for poor birth outcomes. This report provides a snapshot of the range of state efforts to promote prenatal health and improve birth outcomes, including home visiting. (Author abstract modified)

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