Enhancing the Arkansas Birthing Project through Technology

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

PROJECT SUMMARY: The Arkansas Birthing Project provides in-person support during pregnancy and the postpartum period for pregnant women using peer mentors. Our research will investigate the Arkansas Birthing Project’s ability to use technology to support pregnant women and train peer mentors/community health workers, as well as assess the barriers associated with using technology to support this vulnerable population.

Enhancing the Arkansas Birthing Project through Technology
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  • Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, BSN, Regional Director, Arkansas Department of Health, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Arkansas State Coordinator, Birthing Project USA, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Hari Eswaran, PhD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of Research, Center for Distance Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
"Promoting comprehensive supports for women and children of color while utilizing technological advances such as telemedicine pathways to allow the maximum use of resources will assist in placing the Birthing Project’s leadership in the forefront of Arkansas’ movement towards eliminating health disparities and assuring optimal health for all."
— Zenobia Harris

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