improvement of birth weight


Community health workers improve birthweight of newborns through the Arizona Health Start Program, researchers find

Researchers from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona found pregnant women and mothers who are treated by community health workers have lower rates of low birthweight and preterm newborns than their peers without those providers. The 10-year comprehensive study looked at women enrolled in Arizona’s Health Start Program, which employs community health workers (CHWs)

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