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In this paper, I present a clinical intervention strategy aimed at mitigating infant mortality rates through application of the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model. These steps involve analyzing the social implications of infant mortality among non-Hispanic black women in the state of South Carolina and identifying contributing factors of preterm birth via a thorough literature review. After concluding that adverse childhood experiences are linked to preterm birth and its contributing factors, I utilize the Health Belief Model to develop a health promotion program titled Empowered Mothers of South Carolina. This program works towards increasing acknowledgment of adverse childhood experiences and implementation of trauma-informed care within the clinical setting.
Hawkinson, Alexandria, "Application of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Planning Model in Designing an Infant Mortality Mitigation Strategy" (2022). Senior Theses. 500.