4185.0 Improving Health Access and Outcomes for Children

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Efforts to mitigate the prevalence of childhood health problems such as asthma and obesity must utilize a comprehensive socio-ecological approach which encompasses an amalgam of perspectives, expertise, and strategies. By applying data from public health research, the 2000 US census, and other sources, advocates have taken key steps in mitigating the effects of these diseases affecting children. Topics in this session include assessing health quality improvement in an asthma initiative’s one year follow-up, developing a performance scorecard for continued performance refining in pediatrics, exploring potential geographic factors that may contribute to poor childhood health, and identifying communities where the combination of health professional shortages and transportation barriers contribute to missed opportunities for children to obtain healthcare.
Session Objectives: Identify effective advocacy strategies of community programs for policies related to childhood obesity prevention and asthma management. Evaluate differences in access to health care among rural and urban dwelling children receiving Medicaid. Discuss possible solutions for increasing access to and utilization of medical and dental services in urban and rural environments.
Roy Grant, MA

12:30 PM
Children's Hospital Boston Community Asthma Initiative: One Year Follow-up
Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH, Urmi Bhaumik, MBBS, MS, DSc, Susan J. Sommer, MSN, RNC, Alaina J. Kessler, BS, Ronald B. Wilkinson, MA, MS, Sonja I. Ziniel, PhD, Maria N. Sesma, BS, Amy B. Burack, RN, MA, AE-C, Elizabeth M. Klements, MS, PNP-BC, Lisa M. Mannix, BA, Deborah Dickerson, BA and Shari Nethersole, MD
12:45 PM
Measuring quality care for kids in public health clinics in Philadelphia
Yvonne Claudio, DM, MS, Susan W. Robbins, MD, MPH and Jessica M. Robbins, PhD
1:00 PM
Childhood health status and its association with geographic risk factors and physician distribution
Qing He, PhD, Stephen Jones, MS, Soyal Momin, MS, MBA, Allen Naidoo, PhD and Inga Himelwright, MD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

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