3342.0 Disparities In Pregnancy Outcomes: The Role of Politics and Public Policy

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to present new work focused on systems-level innovations for addressing disparities in pregnancy outcomes. Presentations will center on patient and provider perspectives with regard to the quality of preconceptional, interconceptional, and prenatal care, as well as results of evaluations of multi-faceted, community-based intervention programs for addressing disparities.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will be able to: 1) Discuss patient and provider perspectives on the quality of preconceptional, interconceptional, and prenatal care 2) Identify new multi-faceted, community-based intervention approaches to reducing adverse birth outcomes in high-risk populations
Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW , Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN and Janine Lewis, MPH

2:40 PM
Women's narratives on “quality” in prenatal care: A multicultural perspective
Robyn R. Wheatley, MPH, Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MA, MSW, Nadine Peacock, PhD and Jaime Delgado
2:55 PM
Improving Birth Outcomes for Young African American Women Through Pre- and Inter-Concpetion Care: Providers' Perspectives
Rosemary V. Chaudry, RN, PhD, MHA, Barbara J. Polivka, RN, PhD, Gwenneth Simmonds, RN, MSN, CNM, Helen Dale, RN, MS, CNM and Nina Pennington, RN, BS
3:10 PM
Evaluation of a program to prevent prematurity and low birth-weight deliveries in a low income population
Kathryn Luchok, PhD, Marie C. Meglen, MS, CNM, Marlene Mackey, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jong-Deuk Baek, PhD, Winifred W. Thompson, PhD, MSW and Kimberly Alston
3:25 PM
Outcome evaluation of an Applied Multiple Determinants Model to improve birth outcomes
William Livingood, PhD, Carol Brady, MA, Kimberly L. Pierce, MPH, Tao Hou, MPH and Thomas Bryant

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Community Health Workers SPIG, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing