Washington, DC (September, 21, 2023) – Today, CINQCARE, a healthcare company based in Washington, DC that prioritizes the health and well-being of Black and Brown people in their homes and communities, announced its partnership with March of Dimes, a national leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.
CINQCARE will incorporate the Better Starts for All program, initially developed by March of Dimes, into its existing healthcare services. In 2020, March of Dimes began piloting two types of maternal care interventions to increase access to healthcare and improve outcomes in maternity care deserts through the Better Starts for All initiative. These evidence-based interventions, Mom & Baby Mobile Health Centers® and Community Health Workers, provide services in ways that are tailored to women and their communities. The CINQCARE and March of Dimes partnership is a testament to their shared commitment to maternal health and a united effort to address critical healthcare disparities.
“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with March of Dimes as one of our Partners in Purpose,” said Dr. Denise Christian, Chief Clinical Officer at CINQCARE. “This partnership expands our commitment to maternal healthcare excellence. By integrating the Better Starts for All program, CINQCARE is addressing critical healthcare disparities that affect at-risk mothers. CINQCARE is crafting a legacy of care that resonates deeply with our core values and dedication to ensuring that mothers, regardless of their circumstances, receive the exceptional health and care.”
The Better Starts for All program, a flagship initiative of March of Dimes, has a track record of success in improving outcomes for expectant mothers and infants nationwide. By integrating this proven model into its operations, CINQCARE will pursue the following goals:
- Engage and assess at-risk mothers and provide whole-person care.
- Offer culturally appropriate doula care with expectant mothers.
- Extend mothers with home and community-based obstetric care.
- Provide individualized meal plans for expectant mothers.
- Deliver medically tailored meals for mothers with complex chronic illness.
- Coordinate comprehensive social care for mothers in need.
“We are pleased to work with CINQCARE, an organization that shares our unwavering commitment to improving maternal and infant health.” said Senior Vice President, Market Impact Alison Spera. “Together, we will make incredible strides for moms and babies, ensuring that every expectant mother receives the support and care necessary for a healthy pregnancy and birth.”
In a report released by the CDC in 2022, data collected from 2017-2019 showed that 84% of US Maternal deaths were preventable. This partnership comes at a critical juncture for maternal healthcare in the United States.
CINQCARE is committed to removing barriers to health by every day delivering care and well-being to those who need it most, with a deep commitment to Black and Brown communities. CINQCARE is passionate about empowering frontline caregivers to deliver better health, care and well-being to the communities they serve. We are on a mission – community by community – to be the provider-led, comprehensive care partner of choice – delivering care where our members live – in their homes and their communities. At CINQCARE, we champion a Culture of Care, because we care. For more information, visit www.cinq.care.
About MARCH OF DIMES
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs, and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 85-year legacy, we support every pregnant person and every family.