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Healthy Babies: Where You Live Can Affect the Health of Your Babies
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Place affects a person’s health and well-being; for a pregnant woman, the effect of place also impacts the health of her newborn. Three presentations focus on community-level programs developed to meet the needs of pregnant women and their newborns; the fourth takes a national perspective on regionalized perinatal care. (1) In Detroit, four hospital systems collaborated to address the problem of infant mortality, and developed a self-sustaining program that succeeded. (2) In Newark, N.J., Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® Community Program, a multifaceted model developed to address high rates of preterm births, was adapted to further address disparities in preterm birth between African-American and white women. (3) On the Gulf Coast, a mobile health clinic was established to provide care in the aftermath Hurricane Katrina, and continues to provide services in two states with the poorest outcomes for newborns. (4) Perinatal health professionals examined the regionalization of care of high-risk pregnant women and their newborns, raised questions about the effectiveness of the existing system, and called for improvements for a system of risk appropriate care for mothers and newborns. The impact of each of these programs depends on the collaboration of key stakeholders and the engagement of the being served.
Session Objectives: List the key features of four programs to promote maternal and infant health that have responded to the different needs and resources of the targeted communities or neighborhoods or region
Describe the different strategies used by these programs to be successful in their targeted communities or neighborhoods or region
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Breastfeeding Forum
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)