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Why is this Important?

For the past 15 years, Indiana has made little progress in increasing the percentage of pregnant women entering first trimester prenatal care, which is now less than 80 percent. Only 16 states in the US have lower rates. Factors associated with late or no prenatal care include increased rates of prematurity and low birth weight. Equal access to risk appropriate, quality and culturally sensitive care is an important factor in improving perinatal outcomes. In addition to removing barriers to care, efforts are needed to improve the content, quality, and acceptability of the care to meet the needs of pregnant women.

Role of IPN

IPN's Access to Care initiatives involve collaborating with providers, communities, and policymakers to identify and implement strategies that facilitate early and low-barrier entry into care for vulnerable women.

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Indiana Perinatal Network
1991 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Phone: 866.338.0825
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