Online Program

Women's Health Conditions and Behaviors Across the Lifecourse

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session will describe several important issues in women's reproductive health: menstrual problems, pregnancy-related health, and postpartum contraception and weight control. In addition it will describe substance use and mental health issues--both of which can affect overall reproductive health.
Session Objectives: Describe women's reproductive health issues Describe how mental health and substance use are related for women Discuss public health interventions to improve pregnancy and postpartum outcomes
Wendy Hellerstedt, PhD, MPH
Wendy Hellerstedt, PhD, MPH and Marjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW, MPH

Welcoming Remarks
After gestational diabetes: Postpartum glucose tolerance testing and the dilemma of risk across the life course   
Lois McCloskey, DrPH, MPH, Judith Bernstein, PhD, RNC, Ronald Iverson, MD, Michael R. Winter, MPH, Deborah Bowen, PhD and Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD
Providing credible health information for young women and bleeding disorders   
Patricia Rhynders, PhD, MPH, MCHES, Cynthia Sayers, BA and JoAnn M. Thierry, PhD
Pregnancy as a teachable moment: The postpartum weight management study   
Charmaine Wright, MD, MSHP, Marjie Mogul, MBA, PhD and Glamarys Acevedo, B.S.
Relationship between mental health indicators and drug use in women with substance use disorders (SUDs): Preliminary outcomes from a community-based, residential (SUD) treatment program for pregnant and post-partum women   
Amy Bradshaw, MSW, Angela Fitzgerald, MS, Ryan Friedberg, MPH, Dawn Farrell-Moore, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, Lori Keyser-Marcus, PhD, Dierdre Pearson, LCSW, CSAC, David N. Masri, PhD, MSW and James May, PhD
Nurse family partnership contraceptive study   
Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, CPH, Marni Storey, RN, MS, Elizabeth Jacob-Files, MA, Miguel Marino, PhD, Rebecca Rdesinski, MSW, MPH and Teresa Gipson, MD, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

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