5139.0 Community Partnerships in Maternal and Child Health: Community-Based Perinatal Care

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session showcases examples of how community partnerships enhance understanding, implementation, and evaluation of perinatal and interconception care programs. Presenters will describe how doulas and mothers utilize Concept Mapping to identify factors impacting perinatal health, and how community-based doula programs can improve health outcomes while demonstrating cost savings. Additional presenters will describe how community partnerships can be utilized to implement and evaluate culturally competent programs, and engage in a Learning Community to enhance interconception care.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare methods and approaches to improving community based perinatal care (including learning communities and concept mapping). 2. Identify measureable outcomes in perinatal and interconception health programs. 3. Discuss factors and issues impacting the outcomes of community based programs, as examined by presenters.
Juanita C. Graham, DNP RN FRSPH

Neighborhood context and pregnancy health: Perspectives from community-based doulas and mothers using Concept Mapping
Dara Mendez, PhD, MPH, Jessica Burke, PhD, MHS, Jennifer Jones, MPH and Cynthia Salter, MPH
Health outcomes and cost-savings of the community-based doula model
Sarah Kerch, MPH and Kristin M. Rankin, PhD
Utilizing community partnerships to implement and evaluate a culturally competent prenatal education curriculum
Fernanda Crivici, MPH, Cheryl Anderson, Dana Edelman, MPH, CHES, Maura Georges, MPH, MSW, Janet Macken, Peyton Mason-Marti, MPH, Carolyn Agurcia-Parker, DrPH and Tracy Becerra, MPH, OTR/L, PhDc
Findings from the Healthy Start Interconception Care Learning Community
Lisa J. LeRoy, PhD, MBA, Kay Johnson, MPH, EdM, Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, Vonna Drayton, DrPH, Sarah Ball, MPH, ScD, Meredith Pustell, Alice Lee, Juliann DeStefano, RN, MPH, Johannie Escarne, MPH and Kimberly Deavers, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)