5118.0 Strengthening Maternal and Child Health Services: A Starting Point for Social Justice

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
In this session we will address modern maternity care practices, and the issues that poorer, younger and minority mothers and their infants continue to experience poor birth outcomes that reflect social disparity. We will examine health care issues, health outcomes and birth satisfaction in various settings. We will look at several innovative options that will help engage disadvantaged mothers in prenatal care and delivery choices that could improve outcomes and birth satisfaction and help with infant bonding. We will have a glimpse into how a national grassroots network was mobilized to influence health care policy. We will see the results of an evaluation of the coalitions’ work completed in March 2010 with activities, strategies, and impact of the Midwives And Mother in Action Campaign (MAMA).
Session Objectives: 1. Identify social justice disparities that create barriers to care and impact maternal and infant health outcomes. 2. Demonstrate the Standard based on Management and recognition approach to implement best practices. 3. Explain how legislation to mandate Medicaid reimbursement of Certified Professional Midwives is linked to recommendations made by APHA and leading maternity care experts. 4. List 4 countries that provide studies in the management of breech birth and what they said.
Carol A. Nelson, LM, CPM
Carol A. Nelson, LM, CPM

Breech birth is coming back to Canada and could to a hospital near you
Betty-Anne Daviss, MSc, RM and Kenneth C. Johnson, PhD
Taking action to increase access to midwifery services in out-of-hospital settings
Jo Anne Myers-Ciecko, MPH, Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN, Mary Lawlor, CPM, MA, Ida Darragh, CPM, Shafia Monroe, CM, CCE and Susan Hodges, MS

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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