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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: The Role of Families and Providers in Promoting Children's Health and Development
4042.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
The Role of Families and Providers in Promoting Children's Health and Development
This session will feature analyses of surveys and cohort studies on child health and development and ways to enhance physician roles in child health promotion. New research findings suggest that infant and child health problems can be anticipated or mitigated by the primary care physician. For example, maternal postpartum distress and depression has links to behavior problems in children, even at later ages. Visits to the pediatrician present unique opportunities to provide guidance to parents about child safety at home and in vehicles, assess potential risks that can lead to child abuse and neglect, and promote childrearing practices that contribute to healthy development.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the importance of maternal postnatal psychological distress and its impact on child development. 2. Understand the patterns of continuity in behavior problems from infant to early adult life in preterm low birth weight children. 3. Compare pediatricians' knowledge of child passenger safety (CPS to the current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations regarding CPS. 4. Develop anticipatory guidance regarding child restraint in motor vehicles that can be incorporated into well child visits. 5. Understand the importance of the quality of care assessment in pediatric primary care. 6. Recognize the role of the general pediatrician in prevention of child abuse and neglect. 7. Describe Bright Futures Initiative and potential uses and users of materials developed.
Organizer(s):Hani K. Atrash, MD, MPH
Karen Bell, MPH
Moderator(s):Roger W. Rochat, MD
8:30 AMMaternal postnatal psychological distress predicts behavior problems in preterm low birth weight children through to age 18  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ron Gray, MPH, Alka Indurkhya, PhD, Marie C. McCormick, ScD, Stephen Buka, ScD
8:45 AMWhat pediatricians DONíT know about the largest killer of children- Results from a statewide study regarding child passenger safety
Katherine J. Smith, MSW
9:00 AMPromoting children's health: Findings from the national process evaluation of the Bright Futures for Infants, Children and Adolescents Initiative  [ Recorded presentation ]
Beth Zimmerman, MHS, Judith Gallagher, RN, EdM, MPA, Christopher Botsko, MA, Rebecca Ledsky, MBA, Valerie Gwinner, MPP, MA
9:15 AMEvaluation of anticipatory guidance and parental education as a component of parent-centered quality improvement in pediatric settings
Diane Abatemarco, PhD, MSW, Anna Sevilla, MPH, Karen Benjamin, MPH, CHES, Steven Kairys, MD, MPH, Ruth S. Gubernick, MPH, Tammy Piazza Hurley
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; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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