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 10.3% identify as Black when including multi-racial participants. Our engagement, outreach, and provider recruitment efforts are focused on increasing the enrollment of Black women.