273331 Common Themes and Policies for State Public Health Departments

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

David Lakey, MD , State Health Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX
This presentation will focus on the Healthy Babies Initiative in Texas as well as the implementation across the states. Examples of effective policies and programs will be given from the state perspective. This presentation will also explore ROI and how to engage state legislatures to move policy forward.

Learning Areas:
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss current policy options to improve birth outcomes. Discuss how to develop educational campaigns around maternal and child health issues. Describe how to engage legislatures, employers, and hospitals in policy. Identify how to set strategies to achieve policy goals. Explain how to effectively use data to explain ROI and the impact of policy changes.

Keywords: Infant Mortality, Birth Outcomes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Commissioner for the Texas Department of Health and the ASTHO President.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.