233989 Implications of health care reform for improving access to perinatal services in vulnerable populations

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

Michelle Alletto, MPA , Associate Director, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), Washington, DC, DC
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conducted an extensive analysis of the new health reform legislation to identify key provisions related to maternal and child health. This presentation will describe our analytical procedure and key findings regarding decreasing inequities in access to perinatal health services and improving outcomes in vulnerable populations.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) Identify key provisions of the health reform legislation that directly impact perinatal services. 2) Describe pros and cons of health reform legislation for increasing vulnerable populations' access to perinatal services and decreasing health disparities.

Keywords: Policy/Policy Development, Access and Services

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Associate Director for Public Policy & Government Affairs at AMCHP, leading the organization's efforts to provide analysis, interpretation, and technical assistance on health reform implementation for state MCH programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.