Webinar: Public Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth

Please join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday, November 16th for the Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) webcast Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth. Preconception Peer Educator trainees who attend the webcast will be able to count it towards their certification requirements.

To View webcast with Windows Media: Click Here or Flash: Click Here

Registration is not required. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 10:00am EST; PPEs should simply click on the links to join the broadcast at that time. The archive of the webcast will be available on Thursday, November 19 (look under CDC Grand Round Sessions).

Since 1990, the nation’s overall infant mortality rate has declined nearly 35 percent and the rate of preterm births decreased to 11.3 percent in 2013. However, these national declines have not erased racial disparities within the US. Preterm-related causes of death are more than three times higher for black infants than for white infants. Disparities are also seen for Native American infants. Read more…

Attending PPEs should be able to:

  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measure

Presenters:

Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Preterm Birth in the United States: Where We Stand”

Arthur James, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
“Tackling the U.S. Black and White Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality”

Zsakeba Henderson, MD
Medical Officer, Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Preventing Preterm Birth One State at a Time: Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaboratives”

Jennifer L. Howse, PhD
President
March of Dimes Foundation
“The 2030 Goal: Public-Private Partnerships to Prevent Preterm Birth”

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