5079.0 Preconception through parenting: Issues in maternal and child health

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session presents research that examines various new or understudied issues that affect health outcomes of the mother and/or infant.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe successful intervention techniques used in maternal and child health programs. 2. Identify several innovative models for examining risk factors in pregnancy; 2) Discuss at least two cutting edge research topics and/or research methods that address pregnancy outcomes presented in this session; and 3) Identify potential policy interventions to address poor pregnancy outcomes, informed by the research presented in this session.
Jen Nickelson, PhD, RD

Healthy before pregnancy: Pilot test results for a preconception health curriculum for high school students in North Carolina
Amy Mullenix, MSPH, MSW, Jeannine Herrick, MPH, Megan Whelen, MPH, RHEd and Leslie deRosset, MPH
Preventing late preterm birth: Health education strategies, activities and impact
Diane M. Ashton, MD, MPH, Karla Damus, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAN, Julie Solomon, PhD, Monika S. Sawhney, PhD, MSW, MS, Joy Marini, MSPA-C, Ruth Ann Shepherd, MD, FAAP, CPHQ, Katrina Thompson, MSW and Karen Mandel, MSW

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Social Work