3056.0 Issues in Maternal and Child Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
To generate an evidence-based framework for assessing the latest issues in maternal and child health and creating resources for patients and providers to access and gain knowledge. These issues include: racial and ethnic diparities in infant mortality, managing gestational diabetes, vision assessment for infants, treating child abuse and neglect, and awareness regarding teratogen risk.
Session Objectives: 1. Idenitfy issues in maternal and child health in the United States as a public health problem 2. Describe, assess, and evaluate the value of different education tools to address issues in maternal and child health for patients, health care providers, and health care consumers. 3. Identify uses for the framework and the courses in public health and health care practice settings

8:30 AM
"Mamas Contentas, Bebes Saludables"/"Happy Mothers, Healthy Babies"A Gestational Diabetes Curriculum designed for Promotoras
Ana Celia Hernandez Martinez, MPH, Gwen Gallegos, RN, FNP,CDE, Rosalinda Piper, Cecilia Navarro, Silvia Gastelum, Rebecca Drummond, MA and Susan Kunz, MPH
8:45 AM
InfantSEE®: A new approach to provide comprehensive vision assessments to infants in a public health program
Mark Schwartz, MPH, Glen T. Steele, OD FCOVD, Norma K. Bowyer, OD MS MPH FAAO, Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO, Walter Morton, OD and James Spangler, OD
9:00 AM
Safer Pregnancies? Toward improving patient-provider interactions involving birth defects risks
Peter Honebein, PhD, Nancy C. Schwartz, PhD and Richard Goldsworthy, PhD, MSEd
9:15 AM
Determinants of infant mortality disparities in Escambia County, Florida
Justice. Mbizo, DrPH, Melanie A. Sutton, PhD, Enid Sisskin, PhD and George L. Stewart, PhD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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