142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Infant & Child Health: Community Factors related to Obesity

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session is focused on interventions and policies that improve the health of young children. Results from a randomized trial of an innovative peer-mentored intervention to improve food preparation and nutrition are discussed, as are the effects of Medicaid coverage on mortality and influences on vaccination practices and coverage in Africa.
Session Objectives: Assess the efficacy of a peer-mentored intervention intended to improve health and nutrition among Early Head Start families Describe pregnancy and child delivery practices and identify mechanisms for improving polio birth dose coverage in CORE group Polio Project implementation districts Identify the health insurance disparity among poor and near-poor families with link to Medicaid expansion Analyze the effects of media use on mother's vaccination of her children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ruth Perou, PhD and Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, MPH
Kimberly Arcoleo, PhD, MPH

Role of neighborhood characteristics in explaining child and adolescent obesity
Tracy L. Jackson, MPH, MS, Priya S. Hirway, ScM, Michelle L. Rogers, PhD and Patrick M. Vivier, MD, PhD
Community-based Pediatric Obesity Prevention Education: A Physician/Dietitian Partnership
Aleksandra McDonnell, MSN, RN, CRNP, Tiffany Bransteitter, MSW, William J. Cochran, MD, FAAP, Lisa Jones, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND, Suzanne Yunghans, MBMgt and Amy Wishner, MSN, RN
Comparison of Body Mass Index and Percent Body Fat on Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children aged 10-14
Shane Fernando, PhD, MS, Kimberly Fulda, DrPH, MPH, Susan Franks, PhD, William Bowman, MD, Deep Shah, MD, Randi Proffitt Leyva, Binky Bawa, PT, MPH and Nusrath Habiba, MD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing