The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials highlights North Carolina’s approach to using 17P as one of six strategies at the forefront of reducing prematurity. Women who have had a previous preterm birth receive weekly 17P injections of a progesterone medication that reduces repeat preterm birth by up to one-third. Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition and community partners were recognized for their strong contribution to the NC 17P Project, including the production of a mom-to-mom DVD entitled “Footprints of Hope” that was used to educate women and health care providers about the benefits of 17P. Read more about 17P and other strategies being used to reduce preterm birth.
Read specifically about the NC 17P projectand the role of Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition.