198494 Who listens to research about diversity and a bio-political socio-ecomonic model?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Grace C. Poertner, RN, MSW, PhD , Wellness Research, a not-for-profit corporation, Saint Charles, MO
One needs a long-term plan when researching issues needed by vulnerable populations; presentation of results depends upon diversity, economics, and politics among research entities. Multiple reports were drawn from seven equations studied in this researcher's project, entitled "Medicaid Policy and Infant Survivability" (1991), which was supported by AHRQ & NASW. Three national organizations have given peer-reviewed acceptance over the past seventeen years. At annual meetings of AcademyHealth (formerly AHSR): 1) "Caucasian infant survival's positive association with prenatal care and Medicaid"; 2) "Survival of the African-American infant depends upon prenatal care"; 3) "Fetal/Infant birthweight a next generational outcome measure of prenatal care quality and parental readiness"; 4) "Using linked birth and infant death records to assess prenatal care adequacy for the fetal/child"; 5) "Birthweight distribution and survival differences by infant race"; 6) "Infant survival by race and by place"; 7) "Analyzing US infant survival by race, after removing the very-low-birthweight factor"; 8) "Infant survivability by place". At annual meetings of the Society for Medical Decision Making: 1) "US newborns experience variation in prenatal care adequacy, but find intensive technology more uniformly available"; 2) "Risk of very low birthweight if prenatal care is inadequate". At annual meetings of APHA: 1) "Primary health care for the fetal/child"; 2) "Factors affecting use of prenatal care that are changeable by health policy"; 3) "Differences in state poverty policy and county urbanization relate significantly to infant survival"; 4) "Do babies' outcomes diminish when moms are underserved prenatally?" Abstracts from each report will be available.

Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate maternal/child health policy considering the complexities of diversity, family, and community issues. 2. Identify national organizations most likely to welcome this type of research. 3. Formulate a long-term plan to present this type of research in case it is not immediately welcomed.

Keywords: Policy/Policy Development, Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: This presentation is a summary of publications and presentations resulting from the seven research models studied in my dissertation, entitled "Medicaid Policy and Infant Survivability" (1991).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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