Finally, funding helped support the implementation of an innovative, outcomes-proven model for prenatal care, Centering Pregnancy®, at Hudson River Health Care in Monticello, NY. The model includes group prenatal care visits with women due at about the same time. The group setting allows for longer quality face-to-face care with their obstetricians and empowers women to more fully participate in their own care. It also fosters support among the women in the groups. Centering Pregnancy® has a demonstrated track-record of decreasing the rate of preterm and low weight babies, increasing breastfeeding rates, and leading to better pregnancy spacing. Centering Pregnancy® has also been shown to nearly eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth.