Birmingham, AL
Alabama Womb2Heart Community Health Worker Solution (AW2H)
$45K Finalists

Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) are associated with poor outcomes for mother/infant dyads, as well as future cardiovascular risks for the mother. Significant racial disparities exist and are deeply rooted in the legacy of racism. Our solution is to build up trust by pairing Black mother/infant dyads who experienced an APO with a community health worker (CHW) for one year after childbirth. CHWs will serve as a bridge to health for mothers and babies.

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Birmingham, AL

Let’s build community trust and improve people’s health and well-being.

The NIH Build UP Trust Challenge will award as many as ten Finalists up to $45,000 each and the opportunity to win one of four $200,000 prizes for promising strategies that increase research participation and the adoption of medical care by building trust and improving engagement with historically underserved communities.
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