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Webinar: “Great Expectations: The Importance of Optimal Maternal Metabolic Health During Gestation”

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Weds., Nov. 15, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. CT / 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. ET 

Speakers

Donna Ryan, MD – Professor Emerita and interim Executive Director, Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Leanne Redman, PhD – Associate Professor and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Lab at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Join the the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association for a webinar and interactive discussion.

Registration: Click here

Please register in advance. Seating is limited for the live webinar (powered by ReadyTalk). A recording will be available online after the event on the Tulane CEMCH blog, the Tulane PRC website, and the APHA webinars page.

About the Webinar:

The association of excess weight gain and obesity on adverse outcomes for both mother and child are well known. Obesity is associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, non-elective c-sections, and maternal and fetal mortality. The association of gestational diabetes with fetal macrosomia is well known. Infant complications during delivery are also impacted. The maternal metabolic environment can be a contributor for risk in offspring for obesity and diabetes in childhood and even in adulthood. Attempts have been made to limit weight gain during pregnancy with strong evidence-based recommendations sponsored by the Institute of Medicine, but only 30% of women achieve optimal levels of weight change during pregnancy. Pregnancy represents an opportune time for weight management; prenatal visits are opportunities for review of weight and implementation of behavior change. This webinar will review several recent studies of intervention during pregnancy, their efficacy and safety outcomes. Future directions for this research focus will also be discussed. The challenge of effective weight management during this critical developmental period is one that must be met because it offers the potential to affect the metabolic health of future generations. Existing national programs such as Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program offer unprecedented opportunity to improve health of mothers, their offspring and future generations.

Attendees will learn to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of obesity and of excessive weight gain during pregnancy and their impact on maternal (gestational diabetes, caesarean rates, maternal complications) and child health (infant size at birth, obesity and diabetes in childhood and adulthood);
  2. Describe the current recommendations for optimal weight gain during pregnancy;
  3. Discuss the evidence for safety and efficacy of weight-directed interventions to prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy.

About the Presenters: 
 Picture2Donna H. Ryan, MD, is a world-renowned obesity researcher and Professor Emerita at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, where she is currently serving as interim Executive Director. From 1988-2012 she served as an associate professor, professor and as then associate executive director for clinical research at Pennington Biomedical. She is president-elect of the World Obesity Federation and associate editor in chief of the scientific journals Obesity Research and Obesity. Dr. Ryan is a recognized consultant and advisor on the topic of obesity and chronic disease and was instrumental in a number of landmark nutrition, diabetes, weight loss and military health research studies. She has been an author on more than 225 original publications, 11 books, and nearly 50 scholarly chapters and reviews.

 

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Leanne M. Redman, PhD, is a clinical scientist with a particular focus on the physiology of body weight regulation in humans. The genesis of her research is in the design and conduct of controlled clinical studies where diet and/or physical activity are manipulated to alter energy balance. An Australian native, Dr. Redman has spent the past 12 years at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, where she is an Associate Professor and directs a research program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Maternal/Infant Health. She is the Principal Investigator of three NIH grants all of which involve comprehensive phenotyping of women including studies in polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy and postnatal health. These include e-health interventions to achieve healthy gestational weight gain invented by Dr. Redman and her colleagues. Dr. Redman has published more than 100 research papers around obesity, energy metabolism, insulin sensitivity, calorie restriction and exercise.

To register for this webinar: Click here  

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927 and title Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program. The information or content and conclusions in this webinar are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

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October 16, 2017 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

HRSA- DataSpeak Webinar Series

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Findings from the 2016 National Survey
of Children’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming DataSpeak program to present findings from the redesigned 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The NSCH is funded and directed by MCHB, with data collection conducted by the Census Bureau. The survey examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age. Emphasis is placed on factors that may be related to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school experiences, and neighborhood safety. This DataSpeak will be one of the first public presentation on the most recent results of this important survey.

Presentations will be made by:

  • Reem Ghandour, DrPH, MPA, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, will present on the NSCH redesign and new estimates from the 2016 NSCH.
  • Jason Fields, PhD, MPH, Survey Director at the US Census Bureau, will present on the data collection methodology for the latest iteration of the survey.

 

Mark Your Calendars and Register for the webinar HERE!

August 25, 2017 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

WEBINAR: Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

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That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education initiative that partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring educational and organizing tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse. Their vision is for everyone to experience healthy relationships― online and off. The program’s interactive website, tools, and resources support young people as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their lives.

That’s Not Cool is hosting a webinar called “Respect Effect: A New Tool for Teen Dating Violence Prevention”

When: Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM CDT – 1:30:00 PM CDT

About:

That’s Not Cool, Futures Without Violence’s teen dating violence prevention program, is very proud to unveil its newest digital tool: Respect Effect. Respect Effect is a brand new mobile application that supports its users to learn and practice healthy relationship skills while earning points for completing fun challenges with their friends. Respect Effect was developed in partnership with teens, and focuses on developing and building the skills young people need to keep themselves safe, to promote positivity and respect (online and off!), and to create and sustain healthy relationships. Join That’s Not Cool (and special guests Break The Cycle!) to learn all about this new tool, and how you, like Break The Cycle, can use Respect Effect in your violence prevention work with youth.

 

Register for the Webinar and Join the Conversation!

August 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

AMCHP and NIHCM Webinar- Maternal Health in Crisis

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Maternal Health in Crisis: Ensuring Nationwide Access to Maternity Care Providers

August 22, 2017 | 03:00 PM-04:30 PM ET

Description

Nearly half of all U.S. counties lack a practicing OB-GYN, and the shortage is expected to grow, with projections showing as many as 8,800 fewer OB-GYNs practicing than will be needed in 2020. Maternity workforce shortages and maldistribution are of particular concern for the Medicaid program, which covers about half of all births in the U.S. Meanwhile, American women are dying from pregnancy-related complications at a higher rate than in any other developed country—a problem that’s exacerbated by limited access to providers.

This webinar, presented by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and NIHCM Foundation with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, will explore the following:

  • The dynamics behind maternity workforce challenges, particularly in rural and other underserved areas
  • An example of a public-private collaboration to connect Medicaid mothers-to-be with prenatal care and resources like transportation to doctor visits
  • How financial incentives can be used to encourage medical professionals to specialize in maternal health and to work in underserved areas

Agenda

3:00-3:05 Welcome AMCHP & NIHCM Foundation

3:05-3:20 Addressing the Shortage of Maternal Care Providers § Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, President, American College of NurseMidwives

3:20-3:35 Challenges & Opportunities for the Rural Obstetric Workforce § Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management; Director of Research, Rural Health Research Center; University of Minnesota School of Public Health

3:35-3:50 The Ob-gyn/Maternity care workforce in the US § Mallory Schwarz, Federal Affairs Manager, American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

3:50-4:05 Maternity Management for Medicaid Mothers-to-be § Ashlyn Christianson, Public Health Manager, Government Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

4:05-4:30 Audience Questions & Answers

 

Register for the Webinar Here

August 11, 2017 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

HRSA Webinar- DataSpeak Series

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DataSpeak Webinar Series

Data-driven Change at the Community Level:Emerging Research on Urban Child Health

Please join us on Monday, July 24, 20171:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET


The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming DataSpeak program on urban child health. This webinar will focus on socioemotional and environmental health and how three different programs are using data to drive community action and change for children in urban neighborhoods. Participants will hear how researchers have developed datasets and dashboards from data sources that aren’t commonly combined and how they have balanced local and national data to tell stories about neighborhoods, childhood experiences and health outcomes.

Presentations will include:

  • Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network, will showcase the development and community-focused uses of the Vital Village data dashboard.
  • Claudia J. Coulton, PhD, Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University and founder and Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, will present on how the Child Longitudinal Data System was developed and how it has been used to explore the links between housing quality, the foreclosure crisis, and elevated blood lead levels.
  • Lisa M. Sontag-Padilla, PhD, behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation, will discuss the development of a databook on child socio-emotional health using data from the CANDLE (Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early childhood) study and other data sets on families in Memphis and Shelby counties.

Register for the Event HERE!

July 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Webinar Series: Preventing Risk Behavior by Building Resilience Among Youth

 

Join ASTHO and the CDC to learn how state health agencies can collaborate with educational and tribal health agencies to implement programs that increase youth protective factors to prevent youth health risk behavior.

The 2017 ASTHO President’s Challenge highlights that increasing protective factors is a key primary prevention strategy to prevent risk behavior such as substance misuse.

The Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center at the University of Minnesota is implementing Partnering for Healthy Student Outcomes, a two-part program that increases educational attainment and reduces risk behavior for middle school students though in-class, evidence-based social-emotional learning and teacher professional development. Presenters will discuss how increasing protective factors through programs improve health and academic outcomes and how states can incorporate protective factor measures in state surveillance systems.

The Oregon Health and Science University Center for Healthy Communities and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board are collaborating to disseminate and evaluate Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions), an evidence-based program that improves decision-making skills to prevent early pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections  and substance use for Native American high school students. Presenters will describe strategies for engaging tribal health agencies to develop programs for Native American youth.

Date: June 15th, 2017

Time- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

 Register for this webinar HERE

June 14, 2017 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Dr. Sothern’s webinar on Childhood Obesity Management from 11/9/2016

Webinar Recording Available! “Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: Physiopathological Basis and Successful Interventions”

Dr. Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, presents her findings from years of experience studying pediatric obesity as well as evidence of successful and manageable prevention initiatives that can be used to guide both future research and current practice. Webinar attendees will be able to understand the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective, be able to identify targets for intervention, and receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home.

Dr. Melinda Sothern is a licensed clinical exercise physiologist and a tenured Professor and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion in the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program, Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Sothern’s Childhood Obesity Slides

For more information about Dr. Sothern and the webinar click here.

To watch the recording click here.

Webinar sponsors: Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association.

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November 10, 2016 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

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