213060 Preliminary Findings for Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 9:29 AM

Julie Solomon, PhD , J. Solomon Consulting, LLC, Mountain View, CA
The mixed-method evaluation of HBWW includes surveys, program logs, interviews, media tracking, and leveraging of State service, vital record, and hospital discharge data. Surveys addressing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) of pregnant women and perinatal providers were administered at baseline and follow-up in three intervention and three comparison sites. Changes in KAB will be discussed in light of log and interview data on initiative implementation and changes in hospital protocols/policies and local regulations.

Learning Objectives:
Objective: Review some of the changes in institutional policies and in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to preterm birth among pregnant women and perinatal providers between 2007 and 2009 in the intervention and comparison sites

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be a presenter on the content that I am responsible for because my presentation will address the evaluation of Health Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW), and I have worked as a program evaluator (employing mixed quantitative/qualitative methods) for ten years and am the program evaluator for Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait. In addition, I have delivered many conference and educational workshop presentations to audiences in the public health field.
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.