Centering is patient-centered care. The visit schedule and content follow nationally recognized guidelines with flexibility and time to explore health and wellness topics that fit the group's needs. Receiving healthcare in a group setting leads to greater engagement, learning, and self-confidence.
Patients and providers say - “It’s better care!”
Better Health Outcomes
CenteringPregnancy decreases the rate of preterm and low weight babies, increases breastfeeding rates, and leads to better pregnancy spacing. In CenteringParenting family centered well-child care, there is better attendance at recommended visits and improved immunization rates.
CenteringPregnancy has been shown to nearly eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth. African American women, who are at higher risk for preterm birth in the US, experience lower risk of preterm birth when enrolled in CenteringPregnancy than in traditional care.
The cost of preterm birth and related conditions is more than 10x that of a healthy baby. Centering could save the healthcare system $8 billion each year by preventing preterm birth alone.
Imagine the savings that could be achieved from other emerging benefits like lower rates of gestational diabetes, improved detection and treatment of postpartum depression, improved breastfeeding, and better pregnancy spacing.
CenteringPregnancy is changing the way women receive their prenatal care
The Readiness Assessment is the first step to initiating your relationship with Centering Healthcare Institute and beginning your implementation journey. It helps to identify some key characteristics of your clinical practice that may determine if Centering is right for you. Once you have completed and submitted the Readiness Assessment a Practice Services Manager will contact you to discuss what Centering may look like in your clinical setting.