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Session: Prevention Strategies for Improved Mother and Child Outcomes
5124.0: Wednesday, November 08, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Prevention Strategies for Improved Mother and Child Outcomes
Papers presented in this session disucss a variety of parental, child, and community factors that must be taken into account when developing prevention strategies, both in the United States and internationally. Topics explored include perinatal systems and maternal characteristics leading to fetal and infant mortality, low childhood immunization rates, and obesity in early childhood. Three studies conducted in a Chinese and an African population examine parental and community factors that can promote increased use of childhood preventive services. A longitudinal study demonstrated how risk factors in children can be identified upon school entry. The Fetal and Infant Mortality Review process can identify important prevention messages in a multicultural community setting.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the relationship between parental health beliefs and immunization status of their children. 2. Describe the role of community participation in achieving better immunization coverage. 3. Describe how the FIMR process can be adapted to multicultural communities. 4. Explain how the risk for overweight among kindegarten children persists over time.
Organizer(s):Hani Atrash, MD, MPH
Karen Bell, MPH
Moderator(s):Karen Bell, MPH
12:30 PMAssociation Between Parental Health Beliefs and Childhood Immunization Uptake in a Hong Kong Chinese Sample  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marie Tarrant, RN MPH PhD
12:45 PMSecrets to Success: Perceptions of Childhood Immunizations Among a Highly Immunized Population  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marie Tarrant, RN MPH PhD
1:00 PMReaching every child in Every District strategy improves Community Participation in immunization of children: The Zambian Experience  [ Recorded presentation ]
Mary Kaoma, BSc, Hilary Mwale, BA MPA, Anna Chirwa, RN, BSc
1:20 PMFetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Programs: Promoting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Education Messages In Multi Cultural Communities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kathleen Buckley, MSN CNM, Ann Koontz, DrPH, CNM, Sarah Shaefer, PhD RN
1:40 PMPatterns of overweight and risk for overweight between kindergarten and first grade in diverse population samples
T. Elaine Prewitt, DrPH, Gerald M. Funk, PhD
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; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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