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Session: Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes and Access To Care: A Human Rights Issue
5122.0: Wednesday, November 08, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes and Access To Care: A Human Rights Issue
This session deals with disparities in access to and/or quality of prenatal health, education, and services that may contribute to disparities in adverse birth outcomes. Women who are poor and/or members of ethnic minority groups are at disproportionate risk for adverse birth outcomes. Highlighting service innovations, like group prenatal care and peer support, as well as gaps in services, such as oral healthcare for pregnant inmates, may help to inform clinical practice, health education, and research aimed at reducing disparities in pregnany outcomes.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to: 1) Describe the benefits of providing group prenatal care and peer-based education and support for promoting the health of pregnant women and improving their pregnancy outcomes 2) Identify gaps in prenatal care services that place the most vulnerable of women at increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes 3) List innovative prenatal education and service approaches to reducing barriers to access and improving pregnancy outcomes
Organizer(s):Tyan Parker Dominguez, MPH, PhD, MSW
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN
Moderator(s):Tyan Parker Dominguez, MPH, PhD, MSW
12:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
12:35 PMPregnancy and Incarceration: The Lack of Preventative and Restorative Oral Health Care Among Pregnant Prisoners at Valley State Prison For Women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Anisha Moore Johnson, MPHc, Jessica Waggett, MPHc, Naomi Akers, MPHc, Pedro A. Arista, MPHc, Shireen Malekafzali, MPHc
12:50 PMA gestational diabetes program for underserved latino women  [ Recorded presentation ]
Suzanne M. Knight, RN BSN
1:05 PMSisters Together: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Infant Mortality through Peer-led Community Education and Support
Lakeva Evans, MPH, Linda Contreras, MPH, Maurine Jones, PhD
1:20 PMPreconceptional health and health care use: Evidence from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH, Carol S. Weisman, PhD, Gary A. Chase, PhD, Cynthia H. Chuang, MD, Sara A. Baker, MSW
1:35 PMGroup CARE prenatal project: A comprehensive approach to improving pregnancy outcomes  [ Recorded presentation ]
Deborah L. Burch, RN, BS, CPCE, Lori Reeves, MPH
1:50 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; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Community Health Workers SPIG; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA