Kansas Initiative to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce Infant Mortality
This session will highlight tools that were created for the Kansas initiative and piloted in the Southeast region including an MCH program inventory, an in-person stakeholder meeting agenda, a pre- and post-assessment of collaboration administered immediately prior to and following the meeting, interactive group exercises to engage stakeholders in capacity assessment findings, and a meeting evaluation.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Discuss methods to identify partners and stakeholders, develop partnerships, build consensus, and implement and evaluate plans to reduce or eliminate disparities in infant mortality. Compare innovative ways to improve health care service capacity, remove barriers to care, identify gaps in service, align scarce resources, use information technologies to enhance patient interactions, share data, and track progress.
Keyword(s): Maternal and Child Health, Birth Outcomes
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Analyst for Quality Improvement and Life Course at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. I perform planning and program implementation, data and assessment activities, and research and evaluation projects related to maternal and child health. I hold a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from George Washington University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.