142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Infant & Child Health: Interventions to Improve Early Child Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Early life experiences impact immediate and long term infant and child development, health, and well being. This session will look at the impact of policy, programs, place on infant and child health. Specifically, presenters will discuss initiatives that address multiple risk and protective factors in the early years of life including elective delivery, birth outcomes, home visitation and parenting. Information from the session with help to inform public policy, broader dissimination of evidence-based programs, and identify next steps needed to promote infant and child health and well-being.
Session Objectives: Assess the impacts early elective deliveries have on birth outcomes and infant mortality Identify the strengths of employing a place-based multi-sector approach to achieve community transformation and improve birth outcomes. Evaluate benefits of low-medium intensity home visiting on parenting quality Explain the public health implications of the Legacy for ChildrenTM model’s outcomes
Ruth Perou, PhD and Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, MPH
Ruth Perou, PhD and Lesley Cottrell, PhD

Improvement in Cognitive Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty in the Legacy for ChildrenTM Parenting Intervention Five Years Post-Intervention
Lara R. Robinson, Phd MPH, Ruth Perou, PhD, Melissa Danielson, MSPH and Angelika Claussen, PhD
Locally Designed Home Visiting Program Has Sustained Impacts on Child Development and Parenting Quality
Sarah Benatar, PhD, Heather Sandstrom, PhD, Embry Howell, PhD, Timothy Triplett, PhD, Ian Hill, MPA, MSW, Christina Christie, PhD, Todd Franke, PhD, Maria Lourdes Brown, MPH, Jennifer Marcella, MA, Deborah Grodzicki, PhD and Margaret Wilkinson

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health

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