May 2, 2013

We’re used to one-on-one visits with a health care provideer–even if only for a very brief time as with the 7-minute visit expected of some primary care providers. In the mid-1990s, certified nurse midwife, Sharon Rising, CNM, MSN, tested a group approach to prenatal care for pregnant women. The model has been so successful that it has been declared one of the top 100 non-profit social innovations by the Social Impact Exchange, and Rising, the founder, CEO and President of the Centering Healthcare Institute, is spreading the to various health conditions and issues, such as diabetes and parenting. Today on Healthstyles on WBAI ( from 11:00 to 11:30 PM, co-producer and moderator Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, interviews Rising about the model, its outcomes, and future directions.


Healthstyles is produced by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.