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 Women's Health Info Series - 2010 Archive

WEBINARS-2010 Series

In ongoing efforts to support State and Local MCH Programs, AMCHP and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP) are pleased to co-sponser a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen SUID, SIDS, Infant Safe Sleep and bereavement services across the United States. These live, interactive webinars will provide participants with consistent, current information, data, latest research, new national initiatives, promising practices and currently policy and legislative activities.

Addressing Racial Disparities in Infant Sleep Practice:
New Perspectives and Recommendations

December 9, 2010

 

Presenter: Eve R. Colson, MD

Eve R. Colson, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine; Director of Well Newborn Nursery, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. She has been involved with and co-authored numerous studies on factors that influence decisions related to infant sleep practice including:

 

  • Trends and Factors Associated with Infant Sleeping Position: The National Infant Sleep Position Study
  • Barriers to Following the Supine Sleep Recommendation Among Mothers at Four Centers for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
  • Influence of Prior Advice and Beliefs of Mothers on Infant Sleep Position
  • Infant Sleep Location: Associated Maternal and Infant Characteristics with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Recommendations
  • National SAFE Study

Introduction | WATCH
 In this segment, the Webinar moderator, Sandra Frank, President, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP), gives a brief introduction to the Webinar series, describes the sponsoring organizations, and outlines the four federally-funded SIDS/SUID Centers. Speakers during this segment include:

  • Sandra Frank, President, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP).
  • Jessica Hawkins, Program Manager for Women’s and Infant Health, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP).

Dr. Colson's Presentation | WATCH

Q&A | WATCH
  
 


Opportunities in Health Reform to Prevent Infant Death

September 16, 2010 


The third webinar in the series provided updates and potential action steps on three major parts of health care reform:

  • Preconception Health
  • Home Visiting Programs
  • Prevention Funds

Facilitator: Sandra Frank, JD, President, ASIP

Speaker: Brent Ewig, MHS, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, AMCHP 

Introduction | WATCH
In this segment, Webinar moderators give brief introductions to the organizations they represent, and the featured speaker outlines the four main segments of the presentation. Speakers during this segment include:

  • Sandra Frank, President, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP).
  • Jessica Hawkins, Program Manager for Women’s and Infant Health, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP).
  • Brent Ewig, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP).

Legislation Overview & Opportunities for MCH | WATCH
 
In this segment, Brent Ewig describes the health reform legislation in broad terms, relates it to the MCH community, and outlines immediate, mid-term and long-term opportunities contained in the legislation for the MCH community.

Improved Coverage and Benefits | WATCH
  
Expanded health coverage under the reform legislation is expected to have particularly strong effect on those populations most in need of assistance in obtaining MCH services. This segment includes a brief Q&A with the presenter.

Optimizing Home Visiting Program Investments in At-Risk Communities | WATCH

With $1.5 billion in Title V funds available over 5 years for Home Visiting, many in the MCH community want to know how to access the funds to help carry out their missions with at-risk communities. The Q&A for this segment is combined with the next segment's Q&A, at the end of the session (captured as segment 6 of this webinar).
  
Prevention and Public Health Fund | WATCH
 
Information and advice on how to tap into the $7 billion appropriated over 5 years for a "Prevention and Public Health Fund," whose purpose is "to provide for an expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs." The Q&A for this segment is combined with the previous segment's Q&A, at the end of the session.

Q&A | WATCH

Audience questions, plus a final note from the moderator about the federal SUID/SIDS partners.

Q: Needs assessments and resources assessments

Q: Are political changes in 2010 likely to affect implementation through 2014?

Q: Likely partners for home visiting initiatives
 

 

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID):
Unraveling the Mystery of SIDS

May 20, 2010

 

The second webinar in the series featured two internationally recognized experts on the causes of SIDS and SUID. 

 

 

  • Dr. Krous presented "The Role of the Postmortem Evaluation in Research Into SIDS."

Henry F. Krous, MD, is Professor of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and Director of the San Diego SIDS/SUDC Research Project.

  • Dr. Kinney presented "Serotonergic Deficiencies in SIDS."

Hannah Kinney, MD, is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, and Associate in Medicine in the Department of Pathology at Children's Hospital in Boston. For more than 20 years, Dr. Kinney’s research has been directed at defining the causes of sudden infant death syndrome and her efforts to uncover the mystery behind SIDS have been unyielding.

Introduction | WATCH
In this section, Webinar sponsors give brief introductions to the organizations they represent.

  • Sandra Frank, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP)
  • Jessica Hawkins, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
  • Rochelle Mayer, SIDS Resource Center
  • Deborah Howe, Program Support Center
  • Suzanne Bronheim, SIDS Program at the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
  • Mary Adkins, Project IMPACT

The Role of the Postmortem Evaluation in Research Into SIDS | WATCH
Dr. Krous has been involved in SIDS research during the past 30 years, 20 of which have been in collaboration with Dr. Hannah Kinney. He has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Child and Human Development in the development of national standards for infant death scene investigation.

Serotonergic Deficiencies in SIDS | WATCH
Dr. Kinney and colleagues are testing the idea that SIDS, or a subset of SIDS, is due to a developmental brainstem defect in autonomic and/or respiratory control during sleep. The ultimate goals of the research are to define brainstem abnormalities in living infants and to suggest ways of preventing the abnormalities from leading to sudden infant death.

 

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID): Research, Success and Challenges

February 22, 2010

The first webinar featured two internationally recognized researchers on SUID and SIDS. 


 

  • Marian Willinger, PhD, presented on Advances in SIDS Research.
    Dr. Willinger is the special assistant for SIDS and Heath Science Administrator, Pregnancy and Perinatalogy Branch, Eunic Kennedy Shriver National Institue of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.
  • Rachel Moon, MD, presented on SIDS and SUID: Celebrating Successes and Confronting New Challenges.
    Dr. Moon is the Director of Academic Development, Associate Chief Division of Pediatrics, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, Children's National Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Infant Positioning and SIDS.

Introduction | WATCH
In this section, Webinar moderators give brief introductions to the organizations they represent, and describe other related resources and information centers.

  • Sandra Frank, President, describes the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP).
  • Mary Adkins, Project Director for Project IMPACT, describes the four MCHB-funded SIDS/ID Centers.
  • Vanessa White, Associate Director for Women's and Infant Health, describes the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).
  • Sandra Frank provides an introduction and overview of the Webinar.

Advances in SIDS Research | WATCH
Dr. Marian Willinger, Ph.D., is Health Science Administrator and special assistant for SIDS at the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development where her responsibilities include direction of the Institute’s SIDS research program.

SIDS and SUID: Celebrating Successes and Confronting New Challenges | WATCH
Dr. Rachel Moon, MD, is Director of Academic Development for the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She was recently appointed Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Infant Positioning and SIDS.