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About Us

Our name is our mission. We strive to stop early births. This target drives everything we do.


Babies born too soon often face tough complications and lifelong struggles. Each baby deserves a healthy birth. But for too many families, the means to keep babies safe are not readily available.


The Prematurity Prevention Initiative (PPI) is changing that. PPI programs increase awareness about the risks of preterm delivery and improve access to evidence-based prevention interventions. PPI responds to evolving needs by providing free COVID Go Kits for prenatal providers to share with at-risk patients.


We share your commitment to have all babies arrive on-time and live long, healthy lives. 


Who Do We Serve?

PPI engages all with a role in preterm prevention. From those who are pregnant and their support network to the community at large and the system of health care and social service providers.  


PPI is inclusive, serving all races ethnicities, sexual/gender identities, income levels and insurance status. 


While all embracing, PPI focuses special attention on those at greatest risk. Presently, our efforts are concentrated on reducing premature births among African American women in Atlantic and Essex counties. 


Please Take Part

In The NAACP Maternal Experience Survey

The experience of Black mothers matters.

The NAACP Black Infant and Maternal Mortality Taskforce strives to improve maternal and child health care, and reduce inequities for Women of Color. Your story will help to produce change and better outcomes in New Jersey. To participate , please visit our survey page: 

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