4130.0 Healthy Women, Healthy Infants: Social Determinants of Health During the Childbearing Years

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The social determinants of health, described by the World Health Organization as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system”, can have a profound impact on birth outcomes. It is important to examine these various social determinants and to identify modifiable risk factors that contribute to poor birth outcomes. Papers in this session will, in part, serve to further our awareness of modifiable risk factors. Identification of mutable risks and potential interventions to address these risks are important steps needed to modify the social determinants of health that directly (or indirectly) affect birth outcomes.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the learner will be able to be able to identify at least two social determinants of health that can negatively affect birth outcomes and/or access to care. At the end of this session, the learner will be able discuss several weaknesses at the health care system level that need to be addressed to improve birth outcomes.
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Kee Chan, PhD , Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW and Janine Lewis, MPH

Welcoming Remarks
Relationships between the maternal Stress to Resiliency Ratio (SRR) and unhealthy behaviors during pregnancy: Findings from the 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) study
Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH, Lauren E. Wisk, BS, Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MSHPR, Shin Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH and Whitney P. Witt, PhD, MPH
Identifying Missed Opportunities: Contraceptive dispensing at postpartum visits in publicly funded programs
Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, PhD,MPH, Richard Chang, MPH, Michael Howell, MA, Mary Menz, PHN, BSN and Philip Darney, MD, MSc
“You learn to go last.”: A qualitative study of perceptions of racism during prenatal care in a sample of low income African-American women in Milwaukee
Trina Salm Ward, PhD, MSW, CAPSW, Mary Mazul, CNM, Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH, MSc, Farrin Bridgewater and Amy E. Harley, PhD, MPH, RD
Concluding Remarks

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Vision Care Section, Women's Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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