New publication out of Ehrenthal research group examines disparities in infant mortality

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Members of UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD’s research team published a new article in the journal Social Work in Public Health!

A Case Study on A University-Community Partnership to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality: Effective Strategies and Lessons Learned”, by lead author Quinton D. Cotton and others, including Ehrenthal, discusses the implementation framework, effective strategies, and lessons learned of a university-community partnership addressing racial disparities in infant mortality.

“The partnership was successful at enhancing coordination within service delivery systems for maternal and child health programs. Results: the elimination of waiting list for services, maximizing federal and state reimbursement, the adoption of culturally-appropriate intervention practices, increasing racial diversity in the workforce, diffusing silos, and facilitating healthier relationships among service providers. Key lessons: activating the collective strengths among a network of diverse community stakeholders with shared interests, prioritizing black voices in the change process, and capacity building opportunities.”

You can find the whole article here! Congratulations to the publication team.