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Infant Mortality Summit Nov. 28, 2012 Presentations

This page was created to provide links to presentations from the November 28th, 2012 Infant Mortality Summit. 

Abstracts

 


 

Plenary Session Video Presentations

Introducing the speakers is Lisa Amlung Holloway, MBA, BS – Director of Program Services and Public Affairs, March of Dimes Ohio Chapter and Co-Chair, Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality.


 

Infant Mortality Summit Breakout Sessions

 

Breastfeeding: Programs to Promote and Support

Liz Maseth, R.N., I.B.C.L.C, Akron Children’s Hospital

This session provides an overview of the importance of mother’s milk and its protective effects against infant morbidity and mortality. It features a discussion of effective strategies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding, especially for African-American mothers, including the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, community support systems, peer helpers and the business case for breastfeeding.



Care Coordination: Federal Healthy Start Programs, Help Me Grow and the Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative

Grace Kolliesuah, M.S.W., L.S.W., Columbus Public Health - Federal Healthy Start Programs in Ohio, Wendy Grove, Ph.D., Ohio Department of Health - Help Me Grow Home Visiting, Vivian Jackson Anderson, M.A., L.S.L.P. - Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (OIMRI)

This session provides an overview of the importance of care coordination and a discussion of effective care coordination strategies in the prevention of infant mortality.



Care Coordination: Non-Profits, Ohio Medicaid, Managed Care, and CHAP

Toshia Safford, Center for Healthy Families- Healthy Families Connection, Brad Lucas, M.D., Buckeye Community Health Plan–Managed Care Plans, Mary Applegate, M.D., Ohio Department of Job and Family Services – Ohio Medicaid, Mark Redding,

M.D. and Sara Redding, M.D., CHAP – The Community Health Access Project

This session provides an overview of the importance of care coordination and a discussion of effective care coordination strategies.  Presenters focus on a different set of strategies and programs from the care coordination session above.



Engaging Non-Traditional Partners

Patricia Temple Gabbe, M.D., Ohio Better Birth Outcomes, Mario Drummonds, M.S., L.C.S.W., M.B.A, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership; James Greenburg, M.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

This session provides an overview of the important role communities play in affecting change. It includes a discussion of how business, civic groups, and other non-traditional community partners have effectively impacted infant mortality and why each is essential to the prevention of infant mortality.



Environmental and Occupational Exposures: Impact on Preterm Birth, Birth Defects and Infant Mortality

Barbara Grajewski, Ph.D. and Carissa Rocheleau, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational

Safety and Health (NIOSH, CDC)

Most working men and women spend roughly a third of their lives at work, and the majority of working men and women are of reproductive age. Diverse and newly recognized workplace and environmental exposures may be hazards for women and men contemplating a family. This session focuses on the research and outreach of CDC’s National Institute for Occupational

Safety and Health to identify, analyze, and reduce adverse reproductive outcomes due to these exposures.



Every 4.5 Minutes a Baby is Born with a Birth Defect: Prevention Strategies for Better Birth Outcomes

Connie Motter, M.S., C.G.C., Akron Children’s Hospital

This session provides an overview of the relationship between congenital anomalies and infant mortality. It includes a discussion of preconception prevention strategies. The session is intended to enable attendees to identify prevention strategies for reducing risk of birth defects through genetics, lifestyle choices and maternal health.



Impact of Race on Health Outcomes and Infant Mortality

Jason Reece, Ph.D., Director of Research, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Chip Allen, M.P.H., Ohio Department of Health

Presenters examine the effects of racism on infant mortality and the subsequent disparities that result. This session addresses issues important to the prevention of infant mortality and includes a discussion of why areas experiencing inequalities in resource distribution are the same areas which have poor health outcomes.



Impact of Tobacco Use on Infant Health

Thomas Houston, M.D., McConnell Heart Health Center, Ohio Health , Elizabeth Conrey, Ph.D., R.D. State Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist, Ohio Department of Health

This session provides an overview of the effects of perinatal smoking on infant mortality and a discussion of effective strategies to reduce perinatal smoking to improve infant health.



Preconception Planning

Kim Mason, Family Health Services of East Central Ohio; Missy VonderBrink, M.P.H., Ohio Department of Health, Lisa Matthews, M.B.A., Cleveland City Health Department, Angela Newman White, M.A., Cuyahoga County Board of Health

This session provides an overview of the importance of reproductive life planning from adolescence through adulthood. The presenters describe a Reproductive Life Plan, how to use one, and why it is an important tool in the prevention of infant mortality.



Pregnancy and Addiction

Ginny O’Keefe, CEO and Susan Oskins, C.N.P., Amethyst, Inc.; Michele Walsh, M.D., Division of Neonatology, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

This session provides an overview of the effects of mental health and substance abuse on infant morbidity and mortality. Presenters discuss effective strategies to address perinatal mental health and substance abuse and the understanding, prevention, and treatment of Neonatal Narcotic Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).



Safe Sleep

Nancy Benedetto, R.N. Toledo-Lucas County Health Department; Sgt. Joseph Briede, Cincinnati Police Department Homicide, Mary Ann Swank, M.S.N./ED, R.N.C.-OB, The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Karen Gray-Medina M.S., C.H.E.S., Columbus Public Health

This session will provide an overview of sleep-related infant deaths. There will be discussion of effective strategies to reduce sleep-related infant deaths.

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