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The United State of Women Summit convened by the White House on June 14th, 2016, is rallying all of us together to celebrate what women and girls have achieved, and how we are taking action to move forward. Covering key gender equality issues, we hope to make a powerful difference in our collective future.
Tune in live to the Summit starting at 8:30 AM ET. You can watch events from throughout the day, from President Obama’s remarks, to the Vice President’s remarks, to First Lady Michelle Obama’s conversation with Oprah Winfrey. You can check out all of the day’s speakers at theunitedstateofwomen.org.
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During this webinar, Sarah and Suzanne will share best practices and key findings from teaming up with organizations nationwide to launch the first national preconception health resource and campaign. They will introduce the Show Your Love Ambassador Program, which will be launching during the formal campaign launch this summer. Webinar attendees are eligible to nominate themselves or others to join the Ambassador Program (details below).
Continue reading Advancing Preconception Health in Communities: Launching the First National Consumer Preconception Health Resource & Campaign
Amy Ogle, M.S., R.D. discusses her research in preconception health. Amy’s book, Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception (2nd Edition), combines exercise, nutrition and education in a complete preconception health guide that males, females and couples can utilize.
- Preconception Care in the news addressing health issues
- Paternal/Maternal risk before conception
- Weight vs. Health
- The body as a resource
Presentation slides: A Broader Look at Lifelong Preconception Care
Air Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Most US cities have health inequity “hot spots” – neighborhoods and communities with especially poor health outcomes compared to the rest of the city. Scroll down for Q&A
Presentation Slides: The_Geography_of_Health
Continue reading The Geography of Health: How Race Based Policies and Real Estate Practices Shaped Today’s Health Inequity Hot Spots
Air Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2016 3:00 PM EST
Presentation Slides: Maternal and Child Oral Health Advocacy and Promotion
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and PPE is taking the opportunity to ensure peer educators have resources available to them to disseminate important oral health messages during this national observance and beyond. Continue reading Maternal and Child Oral Health
Air Date: Thursday, October 29, 2016
Presentation Slides: Racial and Health Disparities in Breast Cancer
Dr. Lisa Newman, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan discusses disparities in breast cancer and suggest ways PPEs can address them.
Continue reading Racial and Health Disparities in Breast Cancer
Kenneth Thompson, Sr., Fatherhood Specialist, Texas State Department of Health, presents on the role of fathers in raising children and the barriers to their full participation. Mr. Thompson will address fathers and fatherlessness in terms of value: socioeconomic, education and self-worth. After the webinar, attendees will be able to recognize some of the barriers to fatherhood, the causes and effects of low self-worth and what they (as PPEs) can do to effect change
One Key Question® is a simple initiative designed by the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health to help providers efficiently identify women who need preventive reproductive health services.
By asking: “Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?”, primary care teams can ensure they are screening for pregnancy intention and providing the follow up care based on their patients own goals for her heath. This webinar is recommended for peer educators as well as health professionals. Learn skills to identify peer/patient needs. OFRH is here to help integrate OKQ into practice!
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.
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Continue reading Webinar: Public Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth