Online Program

Improving Birth Outcomes: Identifying health disparities, promoting health equity

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session seeks to provide insight on the persistent issues of adverse birth outcomes, such as preterm birth, low birthweight, and infant mortality. Presenters will discuss both how birth outcomes are concentrated geographically, changing trends in birth patterns, how particular programs are positively impacting target populations, and ultimately, how the improvement of birth outcomes in populations that bear the highest burden of health disparities can improve maternal and child health indicators overall.
Session Objectives: Describe birth rate trends in geographic regions and “hotspots” and list the potential impacts on birth outcomes resulting from such shifts; Define how innovative methods, such as GIS mapping, can assist in maternal and child health program evaluation; 3. Describe how QI methods, via multi-stakeholder collaboratives, can be used to address birth outcomes; 4. Assess the impact of the Healthy Start program on improving birth outcomes;
Judith Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN and Janine Hill, MPH
Janine Hill, MPH and Judith Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN

Public Health Impacts Associated with Changing Birth Trends in Los Angeles County Since 1990   
Louise rollin-Alamillo, MS, Alex Ho, MD, MPH, Margaret Shih, MD, PhD and Douglas M. Frye, MD, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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