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Session: Maternal and Child Health Issues
4342.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Maternal and Child Health Issues
Maternal and child health issues are important considerations in women's health. This session addresses those issues unique to women in the reproductive stage of life and includes topics such as disparities in maternal risks and birth outcomes, promoting healthy postpartum weight, breastfeeding and international aspects of maternal and child health.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify at least three issues of particular concern for maternal health and birth outcomes. 2. Describe maternal and child health concerns in the developing world. 3. Describe approaches to reducing disparities in maternal health and birth outcomes.
Moderator(s):Phyllis D. Sims, MS
4:30 PMUnmasking disparities in maternal risks and birth outcomes for women of color: Looking within racial/ethnic categories by maternal birthplace  [ Recorded presentation ]
Phyllis D. Sims, MS
4:48 PMBetter Weight for a Better You (BABY): An innovative approach to promoting healthy weight among post partum overweight and obese Black and Hispanic women
Maria E. Mesa, MNS, RD, LD, Yolanda G. Martinez, EdPhD, PhD, Martha E. Ruiz, MA, BA, Adeeb Sarvari, MS, RD, LD
5:06 PMA woman's right to breastfeed: Results from the Duval County Breastfeeding Duration Study  [ Recorded presentation ]
Katryne Lukens Bull, MPH, CHES, Nancy Winterbauer, PhD, Helen Jackson, PhD, MSRD
5:24 PMObstetric fistula in the developing world and the public health response  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tamara A. Howard, MPH Candidate, Ava O. Onalaja, MPH
5:42 PMCaste as a determinant of utilization of maternal health care services among rural Hindu women in Maitha, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ekta Saroha, MA, Maja Altarac, MD, MPH, PHD, Lynn Sibley, PhD, CNM, FACNM
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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