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Session: The Right to Positive Pregnancy Outcomes: Barriers to Care and Other Issues
4177.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
The Right to Positive Pregnancy Outcomes: Barriers to Care and Other Issues
This poster session will provide the attendee with national and international perspectives on the issue of barriers to care which influence perinatal outcomes, and a description of interventions that have been designed to address the challenges in proving sufficient and timely obstetrical care to all. Additionally, a focus of this session involves examining the association between maternal and obstetrical risk factors (i.e., smoking, pregnancy intentions and feelings) and birth outcomes, including birth defects and injuries. Barriers to care that will be reviewed in this session include medical liability claims, maternal mobility and disregard for local cultural practices in medical facilities. Interventions designed to reduce adverse birth outcomes include home visitation and educational programs such as regional perinatal conferences.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Define relationship between maternal and infant risk factors and birth outcomes. 2. Identify barriers to improving birth outcomes in international and national settings. 3. Describe interventions designed to address adverse perinatal outcomes.
Organizer(s):Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN
Tyan Parker Dominguez, MPH, PhD, MSW
Janine Lewis, MPH
Board 1Providers' medical liability concerns: Will it exacerbate disparities in birth outcomes?
Xiao Xu, PhD, Kristine Siefert, PhD, MPH, Jody Lori, MS, CNM, Peter Jacobson, JD, MPH, Iana Gueorguieva, Scott B. Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH
Board 2Birth Outcomes of non-Hispanic Blacks: The Influence of Maternal Mobility
Martha S. Wingate, DrPH, Shailender Swaminathan, PhD, Greg R. Alexander, MPH, ScD
Board 3A Weathering Hypothesis Framework for Evaluating the Relative Contribution of Maternal Age and Birth Order on Birthweight
Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD, Geeta Swamy, MD, Betsy Enstrom, Alan Gelfand, PhD
Board 4Strides among states to improve birth outcomes: Home visitation
Lacy M. Fehrenbach, MPH, Lauren Ratner, MPH, MSW
Board 5Improving Maternal Health in Peru: Removing Cultural Barriers to Safe Delivery
Varuni Dayaratna, MPA, Maria Rosa Garate, Patricia Mostajo
Board 6Does the efficacy of a Regional Perinatal Forum Conference as a public health educational instrument change over time?
Bonnie Reyna, Donna Dozor, RN, MS, Cheryl Hunter-Grant, MSW, Susan Marchwinski, RNC, MS, Clare Nugent, RN, Paul Visintainer, PhD, Heather Brumberg, MD, MPH
Board 7Promoting a culture of patient safety in perinatal care at Kaiser Permanente
Nancy Corbett, RN, Kenneth T. Fong, Julie Nunes, RN, MS, CPHRM, Paul Preston, MD, Michael Leonard, MD
Board 8Pregnancy feelings and attitudes: Are they associated with attitudes about perinatal smoking?
Wendy L. Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD, Deborah Hennrikus, PhD, Phyllis Pirie, PhD, Harry Lando, PhD, Caroline Dunn, PhD
Board 9An analysis of maternal gestational weight gain by week of delivery using pooled NCHS linked birth cohort data, 1998-2000
Danielle Huff, RD, CNSD, LDN, Shortie McKinney, PhD, RD, FADA, Iliana Kohler, PhD, Jennifer Culhane, PhD, MPH
Board 10Maternal cigarette smoking and having a child with cleft lip / palate in Kentucky
Katherine A. Skeen-Morris, BS, MPH
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; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

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