P3OPPY: P3 Providing an Optimized and emPowered Pregnancy for You
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rachel Sinkey, MD
Waldemar Carlo, MD
US maternal mortality and preterm birth rates are among the highest in the developed world due, at least in part, to a combination of racial, regional, and socioeconomic disparities. Our preliminary work demonstrates that differences in the Area Deprivation Index (ADI) are associated with racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and perinatal outcomes in Alabama. The purpose of the P3 Providing an Optimized and emPowered Pregnancy for You (P3OPPY) study is to evaluate promising interventions to reduce disparities and improve health care access and quality among pregnant women and their infants from historically marginalized communities. We will test the hypothesis that an innovative mobile-health integrated care model and/or a community health worker integrated care model will improve pregnancy outcomes among women who experience persistent disparities.