Skip Navigation Links

 Women's Health Info Series - 2011 Archive

 WEBINARS-2011 Series

 A Year of Progress Utilizing the Less Than 39 Weeks toolkit: Building Successful Partnerships with clinicians, health departments and the March of Dimes Webinar 

November 15, 2011          

To raise awareness around World Prematurity Day and Prematurity Awareness Month, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the March of Dimes (MOD) hosted a national webinar, “A Year of Progress Utilizing the Less Than 39 Weeks toolkit: Building Successful Partnerships with clinicians, health departments and the March of Dimes” on November 15, 2011. The 90 minute webinar will be moderated by Associate State Director of the March of Dimes California Chapter & Director of Big 5 State Prematurity Initiatives, Leslie Kowalewski.  The featured presenters include, Medical Director, Perinatal Institute, Loma Linda University, Bryan Oshiro, MD; Acting Division Chief, Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Program of the California Department of Health, Shabbir Ahmad, DVM, MS, PhD and National Director Prematurity Campaign & Mission Marketing, Mary Giammarino, MPP. 

To access the webinar, click here. For a copy of the presentation for the webinar, click here.


In ongoing efforts to support State and Local Maternal and Child Health Programs, the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs (ASIP) and the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) are pleased to co-sponsor a series of quarterly webinars to strengthen SUID, SIDS, Infant Safe Sleep and bereavement services across the U.S.

American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

November 9, 2011

On October 18, 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released an updated policy statement and technical report with additional information for parents on creating a safe environment for their babies to sleep.  Fern Hauck, MD, MS, member of the AAP Task Force on SIDS and Sleep-Related Infant Death, and Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP, Chair and lead author: AAP Task Froce on SIDS and Sleep-Related Infant Death will review the recommendations and discuss implications for providers.

Sponsored by the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Professionals and the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.

To view the webinar, click here.  


Infant Sleep Position and Bed Sharing: Using PRAMS to Impact Programs and Policy

June 26, 2011

Segment 1: 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. 

Segment 2: PRAMS: A MCH Data Source for Improving Programs and Policy | WATCH
Letitia Williams, MPH. Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Reproductive Health, Project Officer for the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Team

Segment 3: Use of Florida PRAMS Data to Explore the Relationship between Infant Back Sleeping and Infant Bed Sharing | WATCH
Danielle Broussard, MPH, PhD. Assistant Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Xavier University of Louisiana and the Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for Xavier's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education.

Segment 4: How States Have Used PRAMS Data to Inform SUID/SIDS and Infant Safe Sleep Policy and Programs | WATCH
Great examples of how states have used PRAMS data, described by webinar moderator Sandra Frank. States whose programs were described included: Alaska, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York (New York City), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Segment 5: Q&A | WATCH

 Click here to access previous webinars from this series.

Text4babyText4baby State Enrollment Contest Kick-Off Webinar for AMCHP Members

In honor of Women's Health Week and the kick-off of Text4baby's State Enrollment Contest, Text4baby hosted a special webinar for AMCHP members. 

Download Windows Media PlayerWindows Media Player is required to view the webinar. Click here to access the webinar.

Topics covered:

An update for AMCHP members on text4baby;

Information on text4baby’s State Enrollment Contest;

Best practices from maternal and child health programs in Nevada and New Hampshire; and

Actionable tips for maternal and child health programs to increase text4baby enrollment in their states. 

Featured speakers:

Lauren Raskin-Ramos, MPH, Director of Programs, AMCHP

Pamela Rich, Outreach Coordinator, text4baby

Deborah S. Aquino, Title V/Maternal & Child Health Program Manager, Nevada State Health Division

Karen Jameson, RN, M.Ed, Home Visiting Coordinator, Good Beginnings of Sullivan County

Lissa A. Sirois, RD, IBCLC, WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinator, NH Department of Health and Human Services