4118.0 Improving Pregnancy Outcomes in High Risk Populations

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session will highlight unique psychosocial and medical concerns of women at high risk for adverse perinatal outcomes. Presentations will identify barriers to care and suggest ways to improve access and early entry into services. Preconceptional, interconceptional, and prenatal screening and clinical care considerations will be discussed.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will be able to: 1) Identify strategies for improving access and early entry into prenatal care in high risk populations 2) Discuss ways to improve pre- and interconceptional screening and enhance pregnancy care in high risk populations to reduce adverse outcomes 3) List psychosocial and sociodemographic factors that enhance risk in women with pre-existing medical conditions
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Kee Chan, PhD and Janine Lewis, MPH
Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

10:35 AM
Risk factors for Congenital Syphilis in Puerto Rico: A case-control study
Monica Rosa Castellano, MS, Juan C. Reyes-Pulliza, EdD, MS and Gilberto Ramos-Valencia, DrPH
10:50 AM
Effect of chronic illness on barriers to and use of prenatal care among low-income pregnant women
Erica M. J. Henry, MPH, Stephanie J. Townsell, MPH, L. Michele Issel, PhD RN and Arden Handler, DrPH
11:05 AM
Chronic Hypertension Is a Significant Predictor of Perinatal Mortality in High Risk African American Women in Washington DC
Ayman El-Mohandes, MD, MBBCh, MPH, M. Nabil El-Khorazaty, PhD, Michele Kiely, DrPH and Marie Gantz, PhD
11:20 AM
California's Maternal Mortality Review: Methods and Summary Findings
Christy McCain, MPH, Sue Holtby, MPH, Elliott Main, MD and Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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