142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Women's health and social vulnerability: substance use, incarceration, and immigration

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to highlight the experiences of women who are socially vulnerable and thus at high risk for poor health and/or birth outcomes. The vulnerabilities described in this session range from substance use, immigration, and incarceration.
Session Objectives: Identify how perinatal health may be affected by social vulnerabilities Explain how substance use can increase the vulnerability of incarcerated women Define how social markers, such as immigration status, can affected healthy motherhood Identify the magnitude and effect of substance use disorders on birth outcomes
Wendy Hellerstedt, PhD, MPH and Marjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW
Marjorie Sable, DrPH, MSW and Wendy Hellerstedt, PhD, MPH

Safe or Unsafe Motherhood: The Invisibility of Foreign-born Mothers in Philadelphia
Joan Bloch, PhD, CRNP, Cecily Knauer, PhD, Michelle Kensey, MSN, RN-BC, Marjie Mogul, MBA, PhD, Angela Guerriero, M.Ed., MA, MM, MT-BC, RYT and Jane Ryan, PhD, CNM
Prevalence and Impact of Substance Abuse Disorder on Women's Use of Perinatal Health Services, Obstetric Experiences, and Birth Outcomes among Singleton Deliveries in Massachusetts: 2003-2007
Milton Kotelchuck, MPH, PhD, Erika Cheng, PhD, MPA, Steven Evans, MPH, Hafsatou Diop, MD, MPH, Taletha Derrington, PhD, Hermik Babakhanlou-Chase, MPH, Candice Belanoff, ScD, Howard Cabral, PhD, MPH and Judith Bernstein, PhD, RNC

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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