Does Variable Access to Perinatal Health Providers in Federally Qualified Health Centers Affect Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes?


Description:

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide accessible and comprehensive care in the community for individuals with lower incomes yet may face workforce supply constraints. This study examines how variable access to the FQHC perinatal workforce may affect health disparities among birthing people.

Lead Researcher: Bianca Frogner, PhD

Contact Info: bfrogner@uw.edu

 

Funder:

HRSA: HWRC Health Equity

 

Status:

In Progress

 

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Kett PM, Frogner BK, Guenther GA, Patterson DG, van Eijk M Perinatal Outcomes Associated with Varying Obstetric Staffing at Federally Qualified Health Centers PRESENTATION 07-01-2024