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 Women's Health Info Series - 2012 Archive

WEBINARS - 2012 Series

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborns: Levels of Neonatal Care

December 7, 2012

In August, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated policy statement that provides a review of data supporting evidence for a tiered provision of care and reaffirms the need for uniform, nationally applicable definitions and consistent standards of service for public health to improve neonatal outcomes.  Jim Couto, MA, Director, Hospital & Surgical Services at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP, Chairperson, Committee on Fetus and Newborns, American Academy of Pediatrics, and CAPT Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reviewed the recommendations and discussed the implications for providers. 

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  • To download the slides from the webinar presentation, click here.

Strategies for Increasing Father Involvement

September 17, 2012

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a national webinar, “Strategies for Increasing Father Involvement” on Monday, September 17, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST. The emergence of father involvement as an issue of concern for maternal and child health stakeholders presents potential multi-agency collaborative opportunities. This webinar included an example analyzing the costs of father absence to make the case for fatherhood programming and highlights Connecticut’s statewide effort to promote fatherhood.   This webinar included a presentation from Brian Gullins of the Richmond (VA) Health District and Diana Mason from the Connecticut Department of Social Services.  In addition, this webinar will be accompanied by the release of an updated AMCHP Issue Brief on father involvement. 

  • To view the full presentation (audio and visual) click here.
  • To download the slides from the webinar presentation click here (note:  it may take a few minutes to download entire slide set).
  • To download the overview of CT's Fatherhood Initiative, click here.
  • To download the CT Fatherhood Program Certification Project, click here.
  • To download the Cost & Solutions to Family Fragmentation & Father Absence in Richmond, VA report, click here.

 

 

Pregnancy in the Context of a Woman's Lifespan

September 6, 2012

Pregnancy is not simply an isolated event or time period in a woman’s life.  It is influenced by a myriad of contextual factors that occur years before, as well as immediately before and during the pregnancy.  As a part of the continuum of a woman’s life, and the contextual factors within that continuum, pregnancy itself has a major impact on future health risks for the mother and the baby as well.  Understanding the import and influence of a woman’s health risks and across the reproductive decades on future pregnancy risks and outcomes is key to ensuring that the health of women is optimized, as well as that of future generations.  The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs co-sponsored this webinar, hosted by Project IMPACT, along with ASIP and NFIMR. The featured speaker, Michele Curtis, MD, MPH, MML received her medical degree from the Texas Tech Regional Academic Health Science Center at Lubbock, and then completed her Ob/Gyn Residency at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Using Evidence to Inform Efforts to Confront Childhood Obesity

July 10. 2012

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a national webinar, "Using Evidence to Inform Efforts to Confront Childhood Obesity."  This webinar, accompanied by the release of the AMCHP Issue Brief: Using the Community Guide to Improve Childhood Obesity Prevention included an introduction to the Community Guide and highlighted a specific state example for using evidence based interventions to address childhood obesity.  Speakers included Robin Stanton, MA, RD, LD, Nutrition Consultant with the Oregon Health Authority's Maternal and Child Health Program, Wendy Rankin, MPA, Oregon Public Health Institute (retired), and Shawna L. Mercer, MSc, PhD, Branch Chief and Director, The Community Guide Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

  • To view the full presentation (audio and visual), click here.
  • To access the Community Guide, click here.
  • To download the slides from the webinar presentation, click here (note:  it may take a few minutes to download entire slide set).
  • To download the Issue Brief:  Using The Community Guide to Improve Childhood Obesity Prevention Efforts, click here. [PDF]

Emergency Preparedness and MCH: A guide to the Reproductive Health Assessment after Disaster (RHAD) Toolkit

June 28, 2012

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a national webinar, “Emergency Preparedness and MCH: A guide to the Reproductive Health Assessment after Disaster (RHAD) Toolkit.” This webinar included a description on the importance of post-disaster reproductive health assessments and the rationale for the creation of the RHAD Toolkit, highlighted one state’s experience trying to capture post-disaster reproductive health data for their MCH program following a disaster, and reviewed the successes, challenges and lessons learned from piloting the Toolkit.  Speakers included Amy Williams, MPH, Consultant, Division of Reproductive Health/CDC, Juanita Graham, MSN, RN, Mississippi State Department of Health, and Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH, Director, University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness.  

  • For more information on the RHAD Toolkit, please click here.
  • To view the full presentation (audio and visual), click here.
  • To download the slides from the webinar presentation, click here.

Using Evidence to Inform Preconception Health Initiatives

April 26, 2012

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AMCHP hosted the webinar on “Using Evidence to Inform Preconception Health Initiatives." This webinar included an example of preconception health 'data to action' from North Carolina and an introduction to the Guide to Community Preventive Services (the Community Guide) as an information resource for designing evidence-informed strategies. In addition, this webinar will be accompanied by the release of the AMCHP Issue Brief:  Using the Community Guide to Improve Preconception Health Efforts.

  • To view the full presentation (audio and visual), click here.
  • To access the Community Guide, click here.
  • To download the slides from the webinar presentation, click here (note: it may take a few minutes to download entire slide set).
  • To download the Issue Brief: Using The Community Guide to Improve Preconception Health Efforts, click here. [PDF]