|Centering® Model of Care & Learning Community|
The Centering Learning Community creates a collaborative environment to provide support for Michigan Health Centers' transformation to offer group prenatal care.
MPCA will engage state and national partners to provide guidance and assist in building coordinated, comprehensive, and community supported prenatal care. The Centering Learning Community design provides many services and benefits to support and sustain the Centering model. By strategically utilizing the best possible research and material available from a variety of programs and organizations, the participants are connected to diverse, credible, and reliable information and perspectives through one collaborative community. The Learning Community also uses multiple learning and communication methods to actively engage participants including:
Centering Model Overview
Centering® is an evidence-based redesign of health care delivery that helps promote:
Centering is a model of group health care, which incorporates three major components: assessment, education, and support. Patients meet with their care provider and other group participants for an extended period of time, usually 90-120 minutes, at regularly scheduled visits over the course of their care. Centering promotes greater patient engagement, personal empowerment, and community-building.
Requirements for Participation in the Learning Community
To support Michigan Health Centers in building a strong program foundation, the Learning Community will financially support sites in expanding from a traditional prenatal care model to offer group prenatal care. Through a Request for Applications, MPCA will provide start-up funding to cover the costs directly associated with coordination, training, and the purchase of supplies needed for group care. MPCA will also purchase the contract with CHI for the Model Implementation Plan for Michigan Health Centers that have not already received other funding for this purpose through other partners such as March of Dimes.
Centering Learning Community Key Contact Information
11/17/2016 » 11/18/2016
Centering Pregnancy Basic Facilitation Workshop
11/29/2016 » 11/30/2016
2016 UDS Training and Finance Officers'/Operations Network Meeting