PretermConnect: Find health information, learn about local resources, and connect with others about preterm birth.
PretermConnect is a free mobile app that provides information on caring for a preterm baby, self-care, and local resources. App users can also connect with others going through similar experiences through the community forums. The app was developed by a team of researchers at Stanford University as part of ongoing research to better understand the risk factors for preterm birth.
Although the app was built for those with a history of preterm birth, anyone is welcome to download and use the resources in the app.
Engage. Educate. Empower.
By providing a mobile resource, we hope to increase people’s engagement about their baby’s care or their own health. By making health information easily accessible, we hope to educate people so that they can feel comfortable making decisions and taking actions to improve their overall wellbeing.
Read short articles or watch videos on preterm care and self-care. Choose discussion topics you are interested in and chat with others. Find information about local resources. Learn about recommendations and related resources by completing surveys for research.
The PretermConnect team consists of a small group of researchers from the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford Medicine.
If you have any questions about our project, please contact:
Dr. C. Jason Wang Phone: (650)736-0403 Address: 117 Encina Commons, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.
Our project is funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Within Allegheny County, we collaborate with many community organizations and nonprofits that have similar goals. Our academic collaborators include health professionals from Stanford University, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Boston University. PretermConnect has also been designed based on feedback from the community. In addition to feedback from community organizations, we have held co-design sessions and focus groups with mothers in different settings who have provided meaningful and relevant suggestions for improving PretermConnect.