4046.0 Addressing Risky Health Behaviors to Improve Birth Outcomes

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This oral session will discuss the improvement of pregnancy outcomes among high-risk populations (i.e., mothers involved in substance abuse, smoking; unvaccinated pregnant women during the flu season) and describe risk reduction strategies to support women and their families in making healthier decisions with the goal of improving pregnancy outcomes. Efforts surrounding the improvement of H1N1 vaccination rates, determination of risk factors for smoking among pregnant women, as well as the development of an intervention among women involved in substance abuse to reduce the occurrence of subsequent exposed births will be described. Additionally, policy intervention effects on reducing maternal smoking via a city-wide smoking ban will be assessed. Presentations compiled in this session will provide attendees with some concrete strategies for assessing and addressing the needs of high-risk prenatal clients in their organizations and communities.
Session Objectives: Discuss the development of risk reduction strategies implemented on individual and community levels to address the needs of high-risk pregnant and postpartum women; Identify risk factors and lifestyle behaviors related to adverse birth outcomes.
Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW and Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN
Janine Lewis, MPH and Kee Chan, PhD

Welcoming Remarks
Correlates of smoking during pregnancy
Saba Masho, MD, MPH, DrPH, Diane L. Bishop, MPH, Sara B. Varner, BA, Lori Keyser-Marcus, PhD, Rose Stith Singleton, MEd, Danielle Terrell and Dace S. Svikis, PhD
Effect of a city-wide smoking ban on maternal smoking prevalence and risk of preterm and low birth weight births: The Colorado experience
Robert Page, PharmD, MSPH, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, BCPS, Julia F. Slejko, PhD candidate and Anne Libby, PhD

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Latino Caucus, Social Work

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