Online Program

Improving Birth Outcomes: Patient- and Systems-Level Interventions

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This session will highlight the role of patient-focused group interventions and system innovations in pregnancy outcomes. Patient-focused intervention topics include: examination of the Community Health Worker model for perinatal home visiting, peer postpartum groups in women with Gestational Diabetes, and the effect of number of group prenatal visits on pregnancy outcomes. System innovation topics include: modification of payment structure, data sharing, and utilization of quality improvement to reduce low-risk Cesarean sections, and identification of high-risk perinatal patients by region within states in order to appropriately align care needs and resource expenditures.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will be able to: • Understand impact of prenatal and postpartum peer groups on perinatal outcomes • Identify purpose of perinatal regionalization and use of appropriate metrics • Describe use and approach of data-driven quality improvement in reduction of Cesarean sections
Kee Chan, PhD and Reena Gadhia, RN, MPH
Kee Chan, PhD and Kimberly Arcoleo, PhD, MPH

Number of visits matter: An exploration of dosing in group prenatal care   
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, MCHES, Ana Lopez Defede, Ph.D., Tammy Cummings, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Crouch, Ph.D.

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

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

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