3237.1 Improving pregnancy outcomes through early action in the preconception, interconception and early pregnancy periods

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
Speakers in this session will discuss four priority issues that can be included in a preconception intervention and will discuss strategies to reach high risk women with interconception care. The discussion will also focus on evaluating outcomes of interconception programs related to post-partum visit completion and delay of subsequent pregnancy. Speakers will also discuss sustainability of interconception care programs and how to design an outreach process for prenatal enrollment into the WIC program.
Session Objectives: Identify three factors related to poor birth outcomes. Describe the advantages and challenges of integrating preconception messages with family planning services. Discuss the impact of collaborative outreach on the volume of prenatal WIC enrollment. Describe an innovative, simple FASD Screening Tool and implementation protocols for screening children (birth -3)
Hani Atrash, MD, MPH

12:30 PM
Preconception care and family planning: Exploring the potential for integration
Barbara Kass-Annese, RNPCP, MSN, Claudine Offer, MPH, Maryjane Puffer, BSN, MPA and Kathryn J. Horsley, DrPH
12:45 PM
Interconception care for high-risk moms
Elizabeth Riggs, MPH, Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MPH, MSW, Vikki Pruitt, MPH, Lori Reeves, MPH, Anna Bess Brown, MPH and Scott Berns, MD, MPH
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
Testing the Feasibility of Screening for FASD Risk in EI Settings
Enid Watson, MDiv, Norma Finkelstein, PhD, Deborah Gurewich, PhD and Barbara Morse, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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