4047.0 Infant Mortality Risk Reduction Among Diverse Populations: From Research to Action

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session will present recent research on the relationship between infant mortality, preterm birth, and race/ethnicity. Potential intervention strategies will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: 1) Describe multiple strategies to address disparities in infant mortality and preterm birth. 2) Recognize that infants born late preterm (34-36 weeks' gestation) are at higher risk for morbidity and mortality. 3) Identify unique stressors and nutritional factors which may affect birth outcomes for African American women. 4) Discuss the complex relationship between health, race, gender and stress.

8:30 AM
Preterm Birth in Kentucky-A Public Health Challenge
Ruth Ann Shepherd, MD, FAAP, CPHQ and Tracey D. Jewell, MPH
8:45 AM
African American women with prenatal psychiatric disorder: Protein intake protects fetus from compromised birth weight and shortened gestation
Louise H. Flick, DrPH, Cynthia A. Loveland Cook, PhD, Sharon M. Homan, PhD, Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, PhD, Kristan Pierce, MPH, Claudia Campbell, PhD, Maryellen McSweeney, PhD, Lisa Parnell, MSW, Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, PhD, Nujjaree Chaimongkol, PhD and Leigh Tenkku, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Latino Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Black Caucus of Health Workers

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