4116.0 Lessons in Maternal and Child Health

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
Providing effective health education during the antenatal and postnatal periods can influence health behaviors that, in turn, influence fetal and infant health. This session is dedicated to lessons learned from a variety of health-behavior related programs and research.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify the barriers and challenges of reaching diverse populations during the antenatal and postnatal periods. 2.Discuss importance of and strategies for targeted health education for improved maternal and child health.
Cheryl Lackey, MPH, CHES

10:30 AM
Variations in newspaper coverage of breastfeeding in public legislation
Shannon Hensley, MD, MPH, Megan Chen, MA, MPH, Jessica Abrams, MPH and Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC
10:45 AM
Coming of the Blessing: A Perinatal Education Tool for American Indian and Alaska Native Families
Carol Arnold, Phd, RN, Margaret Anne YellowKidney, RN and Janet Shephard, LMSW
11:00 AM
"Back to sleep" Campaign: What did we forget?
Ainat Koren, PhD RN, Susan M. Reece, DNSc, PNP and Linda Kahn-D'Angelo, ScD, PT

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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