3252.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - Board 1

Abstract #17936

Fatality Review: Public policy and program planning tool

Darlene Messina and Linda Hock-Long, PhD. Division of Early Childhood, Youth and Women's Health (DECYWH), Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Philadelphia, PA

Philidelphia has developed a fatality review program that combines a Child fatality Review (CFR) with a Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR). "Lessons Learned" from the program have important application for maternal and child health policy and practice. As an exemplar of the potential of the fatality review process to inform prevention programs, this poster will present review team findings and the way in which they have helped to shape specific smoking cessation policies and practices for DECYWH-administered prenatal services offered at PDPH Community Health Center sites. The structure of the review process and the methods used to identify prevention opportunities will be described.

Keywords: Infant Mortality, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA