142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Greg Alexander Outstanding Students Papers Session: Parental Experiences, Preterm Birth, Asthma and Reproductive Health Services

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is named after Dr. Greg Alexander, an extraordinary maternal and child health researcher and a mentor of numerous students. In this session, students disseminate findings from their independent or collaborative research projects that investigate a variety of maternal and child health issues, such as predicting preterm birth, parent diagnostic experience for Landau- Kleffner Syndrome, reproductive health services for homeless women, and asthma perception, school absenteeism and healthcare use.
Session Objectives: Objective 1: Identify combination of risk factors most predictive of preterm birth and by race/ethnicity and parity Objective 2: Describe criteria for Landau-Kleffner syndrome diagnosis and identify factors for misdiagnosis Objective 3: Explain individual barriers and systemic obstacles homeless women face in accessing reproductive health care Objective 4: Analyze role of parental symptom perception and illness representations on children's controller medication use, school absenteeism, and healthcare utilization

Predicting preterm birth among participants of North Carolina's Pregnancy Medical Home Program
Christine Tucker, MPH, Jill Ruppenkamp, MS, Kate Berrien, RN, BSN, MS, Kate Menard, MD, MPH, Diane L. Rowley, MD, MPH, Amy Herring, ScD, Julie Daniels, PhD and Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD
Challenges in homeless health care: Improving reproductive health services for homeless women
Brianna D. Sullivan, MPH, Emily Lopez, MPH, Alicia Ridenour, MSW, MPH, Natalia Schiller, MPH, Teslote Eyob Tadesse, Summer Bartholomew, MD and Lois McCloskey, DrPH, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Women's Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum

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