142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Paternal Involvement in MCH: Population Effects

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
The purpose of this session is to highlight the importance of fathers in maternal and child health. Much has been written about the impact of fathers in child development and early school readiness but little is known regarding the role that expectant fathers play in pregnancy. Increasing evidence suggest that expectant fathers can provide much needed support, reduce stress and improve health behaviors for pregnant women.
Session Objectives: Analyze U.S. menís knowledge about and attitudes towards breastfeeding Describe the contribution to paternal lifelong socioeconomic position to the pregnancy outcome of African-American women. Discuss the importance of antenatal education for expectant fathers
Allen Herman, MD,PhD

Young Expectant Parents Experiences of Discrimination
Sheri Johnson, PhD, Nicole Robinson, MPH, MSW, Chelsea Hamilton, M.S., Megan Howard, M.A., Melodee Nugent, M.A., Pippa Simpson, Ph.D. and Paul Florsheim, PhD

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