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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Maternal and Child Health issues for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
3169.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Maternal and Child Health issues for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
Native Americans continue to have among the poorest infant mortality rate in comparison with other racial groups in the US. The purpose of this session is to describe factors that may increase prenatal care and increase mortality and quality of life of Native American infants, toddlers and children. The session will also identify cultural strategies more accurately track Native American and Native Hawaiian infant, toddlers and children's health.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe at least three impacts on Native American prenatal, neonatal,and infant health resulting from the mother's tobacco use. 2. Identify at least three behaviors that are likely to help prevent Native infant and children's death. 3. Describe at least three ways low-income Native women can improve their prenatal and neonatal diet to meet Diet Quality Index-WIC guidelines. 4. Identify three common cultural characteristics among Native American and Native Hawaiians that may impact qualitative data collection.
Moderator(s):Teshia Solomon, PhD
12:30 PMCotinine levels in Northern Plains Indian infants
Leslie L. Randall, RN, MPH, Elaine Gunter, MS, Thomas K. Welty, MD, MPH
12:50 PMAssessing diet quality in a population of low-income pregnant women: A comparison among American Indians and whites
Vanessa Watts, BS, Graham A. Colditz, DrPH, MD, Helaine RH Rockett, MS, RD, Heather J. Baer, SM
1:10 PMHealthy Start Native Peoples Council: An indigenous-based MCH collaborative  [ Recorded presentation ]
Geradine Simkins, RN, CNM, MSN, Elizabeth Kushman, MPH, A. Momi Kamau, BSN, MPH, Rick Haverkate, MPH
1:30 PMCommunity Oral Health Specialists reduce caries in preschool children
Nancy M. Reifel, DDS, MPH, Kathy R. Phipps, DrPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA