4326.0 Using Surveillance Data to Improve Women’s Health

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Reproductive public health surveillance data are critical for public health programs, policy, and research. This session will demonstrate how PRAMS and other surveillance data are used to conduct state- or region-wide needs assessments that inform program development; assess state and regional progress in meeting women's public health objectives; and contribute to the women's health evidence base through research applications. In demonstrating multiple applications of publicly available data about women's health (reproductive health in particular), this session will demonstrate the availability of data for public health and research applications, as well as the strengths and limitations of using such data.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify how public health surveillance data can be used to document women's health indicators for a state or region. 2. Describe how public health surveillance data is used by states and regions to assess needs for reproductive health programs and policies. 3. Demonstrate how Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Surveillance (PRAMS) data are used in reproductive health research applications.
Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD and Marjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW
Wendy Hellerstedt, PhD, MPH

Moving data to action: What to do with preconception health data
Tegan Callahan, MPH and Caroline Stampfel, MPH
Pregnancy Complications and Outcomes among Women with Disabilities
Monika Mitra, PhD, Jianying Zhang, MD. MPH and Bruce Barton
Barriers to prenatal care for women with pre-existing diabetes in Mississippi
Meagan Robinson, MPH, Mary Wesley, MPH, Connie Bish, PhD, MPH and Amel Mohamed, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Epidemiology

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