Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: The Role of Social Determinants of Health
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion