Online Program

Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: The Role of Social Determinants of Health

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session describes disparities in and social determinants of birth-related outcomes, such as preterm delivery, low birthweight, and cesarean delivery. Presentations incorporate international, national, community-level, and longitudinal survey data on chronic health conditions, stressful life events, and place-based factors in understanding racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in adverse outcomes. as well as highlights gaps in services and inequities in care that must be addressed to eliminate disparities in maternal and infant health.
Session Objectives: Describe ways in which social determinants help to explain racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in preterm delivery, low birthweight, and cesarean delivery.
Kee Chan, PhD
Janine Lewis, MPH and Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

Welcoming Remarks
Preconception stressful life events predict low infant birthweight among women in the United States   
Whitney P. Witt, PhD, MPH, Erika Rose Cheng, MPA, Lauren E. Wisk, PhD, Kristin Litzelman, PhD, Debanjana Chatterjee, MA, Kara Mandell, MA and Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH
Racial disparity in birth outcomes: Diversity between local communities   
Catherine L. Kothari, MA, Luz Carmen Sweezy, MA , MPA, Amy B. Curtis, PhD, MPH and James Wiley, PhD
Disparity and social determinants of preterm birth in Taiwan - a study of national data   
Shu-Ti Chiou, MD, PhD, Yu-Hsuan Lin, Baai-Shyun Hurng, PhD, Chi-Hsiang Chung and Jen-Huai Chiang

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

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) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)