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Rutgers Health Leads Effort to Improve Maternal and Infant Care in Trenton and Beyond

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April 12, 2024

The Rutgers School of Nursing will lead the research, education, and training component of a new $75 million state initiative to improve maternal and infant care.

Rutgers will lead a consortium of state and community colleges that will collaborate with Capital Health and the Trenton Health Team to launch the Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center. The Trenton, N.J., facility will provide clinical services for the perinatal period—from conception till a year after birth—along with social and wrap-around services, workforce development, and research initiatives.

The innovation center, which is funded by the New Jersey Department of Economic Development, aims to improve perinatal health outcomes and eliminate racial disparities.

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