4351.0 Improving pregnancy outcomes: Promoting healthy minds, bodies, and communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
Promoting healthy minds, bodies, and communities are important in improving pregnancy outcomes. This poster session will explore factors involved in promoting maternal mental and physical health through community-based support programs. Among others, studies on the effects of communities offering preconception health counseling, an innovative program to provide emergency obstetrical services in India, community-based efforts to decrease the percentage of low birth-weight infants, and incentive-based programs to promote prenatal care and prenatal risk screening will be presented. Different models of prenatal care will be compared. State-level intervention programs such as Milwaukee-based home visitation program and Florida Healthy Start will share strengths and limitations in promoting positive pregnancy experiences and prenatal care access.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify individual and communal factors affecting mental and physical health during pregnancy. 2) Discuss the strengths and limitations of these different intervention programs.
Kee Chan, PhD , Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW and Janine Lewis, MPH
Kee Chan, PhD

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How daddy affects? Influences of paternal age and education on prenatal visits and pregnancy outcomes
Wen-Yi Lin, Herng-Ching Lin, PhD, Hung-Yi Chiou, PhD, Chun-Sen Hsu, MD and Yi-Hua Chen, PhD
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Supersized Babies: A Care Coordination Approach
Carly Miller, Undergraduate Student in Public Health, Margaret Wielinski, MPH, Judy A. Didion, PhD, RN and Jan Ruma, MEd, CFRE
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Why Do Women Decline Preconception Health Care? Findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Project
Shin Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH, Chandra Higgins, MPH, Marian Eldahaby, Nirvi Shah, MPH, Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH, Luwam Semere, MD and Cynthia Harding, MPH
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Associations between Folic Acid Knowledge and Acculturation: Findings from the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Survey
Luwam Semere, MD, Jessica Chow, MPH, Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH, Shin Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH, Erin Saleeby, MD, MPH, Hsin-Chieh Chang, MSPH, Nirvi Shah, MPH, Kandyce Larsen, PhD and Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health