5138.0 Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: Findings from the Community & Child Network Preconceptional Health Study

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session covers conceptualization, methodology, and preliminary findings from the Community Child Health Research Network Study. CCHN is a multidisciplinary, longitudinal, community-based participatory research effort to examine the complex associations among community, family, and individual level stressors that may affect maternal and infant health and contribute to persistent disparities in pregnancy and infant/early childhood outcomes. The study aims to identify factors associated with maternal stress and allostatic load during the interconception period and to examine how those factors may influence outcomes in a subsequent pregnancy.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will be able to: 1)describe CCHN's conceptual framework for reducing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes 2) list innovative features of CCHN's design and methods 3) discuss preliminary CCHN results pertaining to maternal stress, resilience resources, and salivary biomarkers of allostatic load
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Janine Lewis, MPH and Kee Chan, PhD
Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

Community Child Health Network (CCHN)'s 5-site study of preconception health of parents and fetal programming
Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD, Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH, Peter Schafer, Julie De Clerque, DrPH, MPH and Robin Gaines Lanzi
New Insights into Maternal and Paternal Recruitment and Retention in MCH Research: Findings from the Child Community Health Network Study of Preconception Heath
Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS, Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH, Peter Schaefer, Maxine Vance, RN, MS, Elizabeth Clark-Kauffman, MHS, Latoya Sahadeo, MPH, Felica Jones and Child Community Health Network of NICHD/NIH
Multidimensional Stress and Resilience Measurement in Parents of Diverse Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status: Early Findings from a Community-Based Participatory Research Network Study of Preconception Health
Christine Dunkel Schetter, PhD, Peter Schafer, Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Clark-Kauffman, MHS, Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, MPH and Robin Gaines Lanzi
Salivary biomarkers for new mothers and fathers
Clarissa D. Simon, PhD MPH, Emma Adam, PhD, Kimberly Wagenaar, RNC, Elizabeth Clark-Kauffman, MHS, Madeleine Shalowitz, MD and Robin Gaines Lanzi
Discussion Findings from CCHN offer a unique opportunity to advance the field in improving pregnancy outcomes as it is the only prospective longitudinal multi-site study with pre-pregnancy psychosocial and biological data. We plan to have an integrative discussion the development and implementation of our pregnancy network, findings from the presentations, plans for next steps and recommendations for public health, policy, and practice. Robin Lanzi will respond based on her experience as Academic Co-PI and Loretta will respond based on her experience as Community Co-PI. Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH and Loretta S. Jones, MA

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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