Issue 13 | November 2021
Study News & Updates
EMBRACE aims to contribute substantial evidence to the link between models of enhanced prenatal care, preterm birth rates, maternal mental health outcomes, and experiences of care.
Participant Recruitment
Recruitment Update
Prior to pausing recruitment in March 2020, we had 101 participants enrolled in EMBRACE.
Recruitment was paused between March and October 2020. The recruitment team has recruited 199 participants since resuming through a combination of in-person and virtual recruitment methods.
We currently have 300 participants enrolled in EMBRACE!
Participant Demographics
As we know, preterm birth disproportionately affects women of color, with Black women facing the largest burden. In order to ensure adequate participant representation, the EMBRACE team is prioritizing
the recruitment of Black women. We have a goal to have at least 10% of our participant population identify as Black; currently, 6.6% of participants identify only as African American or Black, and 10% identify as Black when including multi-racial participants. Our engagement, outreach, and provider recruitment efforts are focused on increasing the enrollment of Black women.
Provider Recruitment
We have two new providers currently recruiting!
Provider recruitment is ongoing; we are actively in conversations to onboard and begin recruitment with additional providers, including a local Federally Qualified Health Center. We continue in our efforts to recruit providers who see the largest share of African American and Black patients.
We are incredibly thankful for the following clinical partners who are currently participating:
Clinica Sierra Vista Elm Clinic
Ian MacAgy, MD
Family HealthCare Network Fresno ACC
Gladys Muir, CNM, NP
Saint Agnes Obstetrics & Gynecology
Oscar Young, DO
Marci Dabbs, MD
Community Engagement
General Information
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