4325.0 Dads Matter: paternal involvement in maternal & child health

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Fathersí involvement has been recognized as an important but neglected part of MCH programs and policies. In recent years, efforts have been made to expand the evidence base on the impact of fathersí involvement on pregnancy outcomes and child health. In this session, presenters will share the latest research on the impact of fathersí support, current gaps in research and policy, and effective interventions to increase the involvement of fathers in maternal and child health.
Session Objectives: 1. Understand male perception of fatherhood 2. Discuss the effect of paternal support on infant health outcomes 3. Describe strategies for increasing paternal involvement in MCH programs 4. Identify research and policy gaps in fathersí involvement in MCH

How adolescent males perceive their new role as fathers: Exploring the Theory of Identity Achievement
Herminia Taveras, PhD, MPH, Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, Susan Scrimshaw, PhD, Arden Handler, DrPH, Nadine Peacock, PhD and Diana Ingram, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Men's Health Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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