Posts tagged ‘reproductive health’

Boston University School of Public Health Upcoming Webinar

Impact of Zika on Women and Children: Realities and Recommendations for Public Health Professionals and Clinicians

If you work with or plan programs for women of reproductive age and their families, you will not want to miss this webinar!

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm

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OR  in person at BU School of Public Health


David Hamer, MD

Professor of Global Health and Medicine

Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

Christina Yarrington, MD, FACOG

Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Boston University School of Medicine


Catherine Brown, DVM, MSc, MPH

Deputy State Epidemiologist & State Public Health Veterinarian

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

In this one hour webinar, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington will present current and emerging information about the Zika virus and its implications for practice in all MCH-related fields. As Infectious Disease and Maternal and Fetal Medicine physicians (respectively) with expertise and experience in the spread of Zika, its prevention and management, Drs. Hamer and Yarrington will:

·      frame the topic for clinical and public health practitioners;

·      highlight key areas of current debate and practice;

·      present facts about the virus, its epidemiology and what we know about modes of transmission and clinical manifestations including the congenital Zika syndrome;

·      summarize best practices for public health professionals, including in the areas surveillance and family planning;

·      summarize best practices for clinicians, including screening, counseling, and care of pregnant women and parents of Zika-affected newborns.

Dr. Brown, the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will serve as discussant and conclude the webinar by describing how collaborations between local and state health departments and MCH organizations can vastly extend the reach and effectiveness of public education about Zika, prevention and preparedness. The final 10 minutes will be open for audience questions and comments.



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June 5, 2017 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

My AHA moment

Many of the CEMCH Scholars attended this year’s meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), held in Denver, October 29 – November 2. We will be posting their reflections and highlights this month.

By Shanice Roache, BSPH

Having never been to a conference I was not sure what to expect. I entered this huge convention center where people walked with confidence from session to session; everyone seemed to know what they wanted to do.

Throughout APHA, I got small aha! moments; one of the most memorable moments was during day two – Monday. The special guest speaker during the opening general session was Cecile Richards; however my small aha! moment came during Dr. Camara Jones’ speech. She spoke about launching a campaign against racism. She broke racism down into simple terms that anyone could understand. She gave the antidote of the open and closed sign as well as the red and pink flowers. After her speech I was inspired, but how exactly could I apply what I learned if I had no idea what I wanted to do?

Entering day three I felt defeated. I went through the conference and… nothing – I had yet to find my major aha! moment. Black Women’s Health Matters was a session where I found my aha! moment. Dr. Valerie L. Rochester gave an impressive presentation on reproductive justice of Black women. I was so captivated by her presentation that I was unable to take notes. She spoke about the fact that reproductive justice was a term that African-Americans came up with. She stated that we cannot empower women, but can give them the information and have enough faith that they can empower themselves. Reproductive justice is a new term to me and I will continue to do research in order to better understand it and to find out what I can do to make this dream, of helping others empower themselves, a reality.

Shanice Roache is a first year MPH student, concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. She plans to graduate in May 2018. She received a bachelor degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her interests include global health, perinatal health, health inequities that impact Black women, sexual and reproductive health in Black women, teen mothers and paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes. She also loves reading and cooking.

November 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Activist Training: Washington DC


Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program has opened applications for the Fall 2014 training & lobby day.
Are you interested in the connections between reproductive health, family planning, climate change, and sustainable development? Are you an existing population volunteer interested in learning more about these interconnected areas, or hoping to become one? The Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program is now accepting applications for our Fall 2014 Training & Lobby Day, taking place in Washington, DC on September 6-8 or 7-9, 2014 – you get to vote!
The Fall Activist Training offers young people and adult volunteers the opportunity to gain information and skills to effectively link these intertwined issues as leaders and activists in their communities around the US, and then to engage their Congress person in a lobby day.
Please find the application here! Applications are due by August 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST.
Any questions can be directed to

July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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