5121.0 Innovative Programs and Models for Improving Pregnancy Outcomes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session presents various models used to reduce adverse birth outcomes in vulnerable populations, including interventions based at the pre/interconceptional and postpartum periods. Models that will be presented will include an outreach strategy to reduce African-American infant mortality, a childbirth education curriculum designed specifically for HIV+ pregnant women, the effectiveness of community health workers in the staffing of a home visitation program, and the use of a patient navigator model to increase prenatal care utilization among a low-income population. Additionally, on a national scale, the interconceptional care components of Healthy Start grantees will be assessed through the lens of a learning collaborative model.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to 1) Describe several innovative models for addressing pregnancy outcomes within high-risk populations in urban settings; 2) Discuss results/outcomes related to interventions described; and 3) Discuss the framework utilized to develop a learning collaborative addressing interconceptional care components among Healthy Start grantees nationwide.
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Kee Chan, PhD and Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

10:45 AM
Community Health Workers Get it Done in Philadelphia?: Examining Prenatal Care Behaviors and Psychosocial Outcomes for Mothers Enrolled in a Home Visiting Program
Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD, Marjie Mogul, PhD, Ilisa Stalberg, MPH, Debbie Bilder, BS, Michelle Allen, BS and Tracey DeBlassis, BS
10:55 AM
Utilizing a patient navigator model to improve pregnancy outcomes among an urban minority population
Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH, Dana Edelman, MPH, CHES, Sindy Leon, Maura Georges, MPH, MSW, Peyton Mason-Marti, MPH and Patricia Paik
11:05 AM
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Childbirth Classes for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
Erika Aaron, CRNP, Deborah White, MSW, Mary Jacobs Gorrell, Shannon M. Criniti, MPH and Sonia Massey, MSW
11:15 AM
Effective strategies for interconception care: A learning collaborative model
Andrea Brand, MPH, MSW, Kay Johnson, MPH, EdM, Lisa J. LeRoy, PhD, MBA and Deborah K. Walker, EdD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)