Predicting and Reducing Adverse Birth Outcomes

Predicting and Reducing Adverse Birth Outcomes Fellows: Rashida Brown, Laura Nolan, Ian PanMentor: Romana KhanProject Manager: Paul van der BoorProject Partner: Illinois Department of Human Services[Project Blog Post] The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offers many programs to help families in the state receive important assistance, education, and care. One such initiative, Better Birth Outcomes, is an intensive case management program for pregnant women at high risk of adverse birth outcomes such as mortality, extended hospital stays, or disability. Once enrolled, these mothers receive prenatal health education, coordination of medical care, and other social services. Currently, IDHS targets this program to areas in the state with high rates of poor birth outcomes, but they want to use data to find and enroll specific expectant mothers throughout the…


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