CenteringPregnancy® brings 8-12 pregnant women who are due around the same time together for prenatal care. Each of the 10 visits is 90 minutes to two hours long—giving women ten times as much time with their provider team. CenteringParenting® is family centered well-child care for the first two years, following the Bright Futures™ nationally recognized guidelines. Groups continue on from CenteringPregnancy or begin when 6-8 parents and infants of the same age are brought together for care. Parents are actively involved in their child’s assessment at every visit and an emphasis on family, self-care, wellness and women’s health is woven throughout “Preterm birth affects 11.4% of all births in the U.S. and is the leading cause of death in the first year of life. The cost of preterm births in the U.S. is $26.2 billion annually; $51,600 per infant. This burden includes medical and health care costs, intervention services, special education services and loss of work and pay of the families. Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) is improving health by transforming care through Centering groups. It has developed and sustained the Centering model in more than 450 practice sites and in some of the largest health systems in the world. They have partnered with many dedicated individuals and organizations to build a future where group healthcare becomes the standard of care.