3050.0 Improving Maternal Health and Infant Outcomes in Socially Vulnerable Groups

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will highlight unique individual, familial, and systems challenges that affect maternal and infant health among socially vulnerable groups. Special focus will be on the influence of health literacy and paternal factors in the health of Medicaid populations, as well as disproporionate maternal morbidities among racial/ethnic minorities before, during, and after pregnancy.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify individual, familial, and systems factors associated with maternal and infant health in Medicaid populations 2) Describe racial/ethnic minorities' disproportionate medical and psychosocial risks for adverse maternal health and infant outcomes.
Kee Chan, PhD and Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN and Janine Lewis, MPH

Self-Reported Health Status in Young Adult Pregnant Low Income Women
Teresa Barry, PhD, APRN-CNS, PHCNS-BC, RNC-LRN, Katherine L. Kaiser, PhD,RN, PHCNS,BC and Margaret Kaiser, PhD, RN
Welcoming Remarks
What's Keeping Me From Early Prenatal Care?: Social justice and health literacy
Bonnie Braun, PhD, Alice M. Horowitz, PhD, Nicole Finkbeiner, MS and Wendy Child, MS
Relationship of Paternity Status and Infant Mortality Before and After Welfare Reform
Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH, MSc, Alicia Cortright, MPH and Kathleen Blair, RN, MS
Factors Associated with Early Postpartum Depression Among Black and Latino Mothers
Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP, Amy N. Balbierz, BA, MPH, Jason Wang, PhD and Howard Leventhal, PhD

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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