5181.0 Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: Cutting Edge Research

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session will allow for the peer dissemination of cutting edge research that examines how health literacy and beliefs, mental health issues, and new medical treatments can reduce adverse birth outcomes. Presentations will focus on the effectiveness of interventions not currently used as the standard with a specific focus on socially and/or medically high-risk pregnant women. Attendees will gain understanding of emerging practices that may assist their efforts in reducing preterm birth and low birthweight.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will be able to: 1) Facilitate dissemination of research related to pregnancy outcomes that is unique in its topical area, methodology, sample characteristics, and/or data analysis techniques 2) Discuss ethical and policy implications of the mainstream use of innovative approaches and methods to reduce adverse birth outcomes
Janine Lewis, MPH , Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW and Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN

2:40 PM
Do pregnant women in Kentucky think "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait"?
F.L. Mara Burney, MPH, Karla Damus, RN, MSPH, PhD, Penny Liberatos, PhD, Julie Solomon, PhD, Mary Giammarino, MPP, Nancy Green, MD and Bonnie Petrauskas
3:10 PM
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) utilization among opiate dependent pregnant women: A synthesis of findings from 3 research studies
Lena Lundgren, PhD, Therese Fitzgerald, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Angela W. Walter, MSW and Catherine Oettinger, MSW
3:25 PM
Reducing the risk of recurring preterm birth: The North Carolina 17P Project
Sarah Verbiest, MPH, MSW, DrPH, Joe Holliday, MD, MPH and Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH

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, Latino Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Epidemiology, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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