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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Evidence-based Policy and Practice: New Directions for Improving Pregnancy Outcomes
5122.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Evidence-based Policy and Practice: New Directions for Improving Pregnancy Outcomes
Myriad factors contribute to the incidence of poor pregnancy outcomes. This session focuses on provider and system-level factors that influence the identification and treatment of women at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. These presentations will review system-level factors affecting the use of prenatal care services; the identification of environmental, behavioral, and/or psychosocial risks; and the prevention of perinatal morbidity and mortality. The development of evidence-based treatment guidelines for the care and management of special populations, such as substance abusing women and those exposed to lead, will be discussed as well. The ultimate aim of this session is to highlight innovations at the system-level for improving pregnancy outcomes.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: 1) Describe provider and system-level barriers to identifying and treating women at environmental, behavioral, and/or psychosocial risk for adverse pregnancy-related outcomes. 2) Discuss the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment guidelines for promoting positive pregnancy outcomes
Organizer(s):Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN
Tyan Parker Dominguez, MSW, MPH, PhD
Moderator(s):Tyan Parker
12:30 PMWelcoming Remarks
12:35 PMDevelopment of a Multiple Behavioral Risk Screen for Alcohol, Depression, and Domestic Violence  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ellen Hutchins, ScD, Cindy Engler, RN, MPH, Barbara R. Gottlieb, MD, MPH
12:47 PMIdentification and management of pregnant women with elevated lead levels in New York City  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nathan M. Graber, MD, Joel Forman, MD, J. Leighton, Deborah Nagin, MPH, Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc
12:59 PMA descriptive model of preventability in maternal morbidity and mortality: Preventable provider and system factors in health care delivery  [ Recorded presentation ]
Suzanne M. Cox, MPH, Stacie Geller, PhD, Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
1:11 PMMixed methods in studies of postpartum health and service use: Benefits and challenges
Wendy Sword, RN, PhD, Susan Watt, DSW, RSW, Christine Kurtz Landy
1:23 PMEvidenced-based guidelines for the management and care of pregnant substance-abusing women and drug exposed neonates
Judith Morales, MSW, LCSW, CPAS, Ilise Zimmerman, MPH, MS, Pamela S. Martin, RNC MSN APNC
1:35 PMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Epidemiology; Food and Nutrition; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; 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