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 Women's Health Info Series - 2007 Archive

WEBINARS-2007 Series

Addressing Adolescent Women’s Health from a Lifespan Approach
September 2007

Adolescence is an ideal period to initiate reproductive planning, as well as a great entry point for preconception care. It is also a key time to prevent behaviors that can have a negative impact on women’s and maternal health, such as smoking, substance abuse, poor eating habits and lack of physical activity. This audio call will focus on the health of adolescent women (10-24 years of age) and the issues of reproductive health surrounding them. Speakers will discuss preconception care, the lifespan approach and applying it to adolescent health, as well as the health of young women on college campuses. Join the call to hear about innovative strategies and to dialogue with colleagues across the country.

  • Holly Grason, MA, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Click here for the presentation
  • Michael Lu, MD, MPH , Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Director, Child and Family Health Training Program. Click here for the presentation
  • Nan Streeter, MS, RN, Director, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Utah State Department of Health; President, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Click here for the presentation 



Promoting Safe Families: Integrating Family Violence Prevention, Assessment and Intervention into State-Level MCH Initiatives – Lessons from the Field
July 2007

This audio-call will discuss the issue of family violence – its prevalence, its implications for maternal and child health and how state Title V programs can integrate prevention, assessment and intervention into state-level initiatives.  Speakers will include representatives from the Family Violence Prevention Fund as well as representatives from State Title V programs who are currently participating in AMCHP Safe Families Action Learning Lab.

  • Lisa James, Program Manager, Family Violence Prevention Fund
  • Rebecca Levenson, Senior Policy Analyst, Family Violence Prevention Fund. Click here for the presentation
  • Beth Nagy, Director, Domestic Violence Prevention & Response Initiatives, Division of Violence and Injury Prevention, Center for Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Click here for the presentation
  • Sharon Leahy-Lind, Women's Health Coordinator, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services. Click here for the presentation


Trends in Increasing Maternal Age: Research and Implications for State Title V Programs
May 2007

  • Donna Strobino, Professor and Deputy Chair of Maternal and Child Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health


Depression in Postpartum Women: Incidence, Risk Factors, Evidence-Based Interventions, and New Roles for States
March 2007

Each year in the United States, approximately 10-15 percent of new mothers suffer from maternal depression. Unfortunately, the majority of these women do not seek help. Untreated, depression can have tragic consequences on the mother, her infant, and family. This session will first examine the last findings on the incidence, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of postpartum depression. The speakers, representing two states grappling with the issue, will explore various strategies and best practices that states can utilize to reduce the negative outcomes of this common disorder in women.

  • Diana Cheng, MD, Medical Director, Women's Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Laura Miller, MD, Women’s Mental Health Program, University of Illinois at Chicago


Statewide Risk Screening Program for Pregnant Women: SBIRT Program
February 2007

Speakers will discuss a Louisiana program to screen pregnant women for multiple risk factors for low birth weight/infant mortality, including substance use, alcohol use, tobacco use, mental health/depression and domestic violence.  This presentation will identify public health activities to develop a comprehensive screening program for maternal risk factors, explore the role of the private provider in prenatal screening and highlight the advantages of a community-based screening program.

  • Mary Craig, RN, MSN, MS, Maternity Program Coordinator, Louisiana Office of Public Health
  • Michael Kudla, MD, FACOG, Medical Director, Physicians Health Foundation of Louisiana, Past Chair of the Louisiana Capter of the American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists.
  • Click the link for the Power Point presentation