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 Women's Health Info Series - 2013 Archive

WEBINARS - 2013 Series

Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act

December 16, 2013

As a complement to the release of an issue brief in December, AMCHP hosted a webinar on Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act. This webinar provided states with tools and resources to assist with the development of benchmarks and benefits for breastfeeding lactation and counseling services as well as information regarding outreach to businesses for the compliance with the new federal law to create breastfeeding accommodation worksites for nursing moms. 

Access a complete (audio and visual) recording of the web event here

Speakers included:

  1. Carolyn McCoy, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (to view slides, click here)
  2. Patrick Simpson and Diana Derige, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (to view slides, click here)
  3. Beverly Curtis, US Breastfeeding Coalition (to view slides, click here)
  4. Barbara Dennison and Deborah Gregg, New York State Department of Health (to view slides, click here)
  5. Amelia Psymthe, US Breastfeeding Coalition (to view slides, click here)
  6. Holly Dingman and Paula Eurek, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (to view slides, click here)

Please contact Megan Phillippi at mphillippi@amchp.org  with questions or suggestions regarding the webinar.

Closing the Black/White Gap in Infant Mortality: Ideas, Successes and Lessons Learned from the Wisconsin Life Course Initiative  

December 4, 2013

During this webinar hosted in partnership with Every Woman Southeast, speakers described the 12-Point Plan to Eliminate Black/White Disparities in Birth Outcomes , described how four communities applied this approach to local planning, and discuss successes, lessons learned and next steps from the Wisconsin Life course Initiative for Healthy Families. The recording of this webinar is available here.

Please contact Megan Phillippi at mphillippi@amchp.org with questions or suggestions regarding the webinar.

Measuring a Life Course Approach to MCH: The AMCHP Life Course Metrics Project and Final Set of Indicators

November 19, 2013

In October 2013, AMCHP released a final set of life course indicators as the culminating product of a year-long effort to identify and promote standardized indicators to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health (MCH).  A National Expert Panel guided this work and the selection of the final set took place through a collaborative process with seven state teams: Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska and North Carolina.  During this webinar, presenters provided an overview of the Life Course Metrics Project and it's process, sharing key decision points and methods for engaging the MCH community.  Representatives from state MCH programs, including MCH epidemiology, shared their perspectives on participating in the project, the challenges, and lessons they learned, and how the life course indicators will influence their work and future efforts. The webinar concluded with a discussion on the implications of the life course indicators for the field of MCH and beyond.  

The final set of life course indicators and their supporting resources are available here.

Access a complete (audio and visual) recording of the web event here

Access the FAQ from the webinar here.

Speakers included:

  1. William Sappenfield, MD, MPH--Chair, Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida College of Public  Health, National Expert Panel Member, and AMCHP Consultant (to view slides, click here)
  2. Ghasi Phillips, ScD, MS--Senior MCH Epidemiologist/CDC MCH Epidemiology Assignee, Division of Community Health Promotion, Florida Department of Health (to view slides, click here)
  3. Brenda Fink, ACSW--Director, Division of Family and Community Health, Michigan Department of Community Health (to view slides, click here)

Please contact Andria Cornell at acornell@amchp.org with questions or suggestions regarding the webinar. 
 

Connecting Women with Healthcare in the South: Overcoming Challenges and Leading the Way

November 19, 2013

 During this webinar hosted in partnership with Every Woman Southeast, presenters discussed challenges and strategies for addressing barriers to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the Southeast and highlight opportunities to expand access to health care and preventive services for uninsured women as well as new benefits and resources for women with health insurance.  Participants learned practical tips and where to find great resources to use in programs on the ground now.  The recording of this webinar is available here.

Please contact Megan Phillippi at mphillippi@amchp.org with any questions or suggestions regarding this webinar.

Addressing Racism's Impact on Women's and Infant's Health: Lessons Learned from the Racial Healing Projects in Tennessee

October 30, 2013

This webinar, hosted in partnership with Every Woman Southeast, provided an overview of the CityMatCH Racial Healing project and explored how projects in Nashville and Memphis are mapping of connections between race, place, and health, the effect of these projects in the two communities, and their impact on racial healing and health equity. 

To view the full presentaiton (audio and visual) click here.  

Please contact Megan Phillippi at mphillippi@amchp.org with any questions or suggestions regarding this webinar.

Infant Safe Sleep: Moving Data to Action

July 31, 2013

ASIP and Project IMPACT, in partnership with the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), is pleased to offer the webinar, Infant Safe Sleep: Moving Data to Action.  This webinar will feature an update on the SUID Case Registry from Dr. Lena Camperlengo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will also highlight best practices on efforts to promote safe sleep, presented by Dr. Stephanie Regenold form the B'More for Healthy Babies Safe Sleep campaign. 

One of the challenges of developing community initiatives addressing sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) is the lack of reliable, consistent data describing the circumstances and events surrounding these deaths.  The CDC responded to this challenge by launching the SUID Case Registry, a public health surveillance system that collects comprehensive information about SUID cases.  Currently, nine states participate in the registry by compiling SUID data according to specific protocols and definitions.  The ultimate goal of the registry, though, goes beyond data collection.  The intent is to save lives through improved field interventions based on the best data available.  

A recording of this presentation will be available soon.

A Home Birth Primer For MCH Programs

July 11, 2013

In light of the recent attention on safe birthing practices and the newly released AAP policy statement on Planned Home Births, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs hosted the national webinar, "A Home Birth Primer for MCH Programs," on Thursday, July 11, 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern. This 90 minute webinar was moderated by Valerie Ricker, RN, MSN, MS, Title V Director for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and featured the following presenters:

  1. Marian MacDorman, PhD, National Center for Health Statistics (to view slides, click here)
  2. William Barth, Jr., MD, Mass General Hospital/Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, and Past Chair, Committee on Obstetric Practice, ACOG (to view slides, click here)
  3. Kristi Watterberg, MD, University of New Mexico and Chair, Committee on Fetus and Newborn, AAP (to view slides, click here)
  4. Geradine Simkins, RN, CNM, MSN, Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), Executive Director (to view slides, click here)

Access a complete (audio and visual) recording of the web event here

Related resources:

  • To view the AAP Policy Statement on Planned Home Birth, click here
  • To view the ACOG Committee Opinion on Planned Home Birth, click here
  • To learn about the Cochrane Review on Benefits and Harms of Planned Hospital Birth Versus Planned Home Birth for Low-Risk Pregnant Women, click here
  • To view the NCHS Data Brief on Home Births in the United States, 1990-2009, click here
  • To view resources from the Midwives Alliance of North America, including a critical appraisal of the literature on home birth, click here
  • To view the American College of Nurse-Midwives Position on Home Birth, click here
  • To learn about, and access resources from, the 2013 IOM Workshop 'Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings,' click here

Please contact Andria Cornell at acornell@amchp.org with questions or suggestions regarding the webinar.

 

Addressing Racism’s Impact on Infant Mortality: Lessons Learned from the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality  

July 11, 2013

This webinar, hosted in partnership with Every Woman Southeast, focused on addressing the impact of racism on disparities in birth outcomes. Speakers included Piia Hanson (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs), Maureen Gatere (City MatCH) and Ken Harris (National Healthy Start Association). They presented on their experience, successes and lessons learned from the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality.Making an Impact.

To view the full presentaiton (audio and visual) click here 

Please contact Megan Phillippi at mphillippi@amchp.org with any questions or suggestions regarding this webinar.

Making an Impact

January 23, 2013

Over the past several years collective impact has become a major framework for creating change at the community level, especially in education and economic development, and now health. This webinar hosted by AMCHP in partnership with Every Woman Southeast provides an opportuinty to learn about the five core elements of collective impact (common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, shared measurements system, continuous communications, and backbone organization) and apply these to their work at the local, state, and national levels.  Facilitator Liz Weaver will share different perspectives to achieving collective impact and lessons learned from a pan-Canadian effort to reduce poverty.

To view the full presentation (audio and visual) click here

To download the slides from the webinar presentation click here