Perinatal Health Services

SPH MC 845

This seminar will focus on the contribution of perinatal health services and policies to improving birth outcomes and maternal well-being and reducing racial/ethnic disparities. This seminar will not address the identification of underlying causes or risks for poor birth outcomes, but rather the amelioration of known risks through organized public health programs and policies. A sample of current prenatal health initiatives will be examined, including the CDC's preconception and health care initiatives; comprehensive prenatal care (including home visiting) and centering pregnancy initiatives; community-based Healthy Start initiatives and collective impact models; the March of Dimes prematurity prevention campaign; intrapartum care interventions and models of maternity care; women's health and MCH life-course initiatives. The special emphasis of this course will be on the practical implementation and delivery of efficacious perinatal health services

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 CT 462 W 10:00 am-1:00 pm Prereq: SPH
+ an additional
day Tbd before
1st week based
on student
MED Campus
Class Closed

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