142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Data & Epidemiology: Surveillance & Data Mapping Strategies to Inform Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session will describe the use of local, state, and national data systems to assess and evaluate maternal and infant health behaviors and outcomes. A diverse array of data systems will be discussed, including environmental scans, clinical data, longitudinal study data, and surveillance data.
Session Objectives: The learning objectives for this session are to: (1)Describe methods to geographically display key indices of maternal and child health and the usefulness of environmental scans for maternal and child health stakeholders (2)Define the limitations of longitudinal data collection and strategies for improving data quality in longitudinal studies among adolescent populations (3)Identify methods for using electronic birth certificate data to evaluate health disparities interventions (4)Describe the use of surveillance systems to describe immunization coverage among women with live-born infants.

Assessing data quality in a community-based longitudinal study with middle-school adolescents
Virginia T. Guidry, MPH, PhD, Christine Gray, MPH, Amy Lowman, MPH, Devon Hall and Steve Wing, PhD
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccination coverage during pregnancy: Evidence from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Indu Ahluwalia, MPH, PhD, Helen Ding, MD, MSPH, Denise D'Angelo, MPH, Kristen Helms, MPH, Jennifer Liang, MD and James Singleton, PhD, MPH

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