Prematurity Summit 2014

November 14, 2014; Montgomery, Alabama

Conference Sponsors:
Alabama Department of Public Health
The March of Dimes

The Alabama Department of Public Health and the March of Dimes Prematurity Summit is meant to understand many of the factors that contribute to Alabama’s high prematurity rate which result in high cost to the state and increased infant morbidity and mortality; rates that are above the national average. This summit brought together health professionals from around the state to raise awareness and encourage enhanced services and education in communities that will in time, reduce some of the leading factors of preterm deliveries.

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Perinatal Depression

(46 minutes)

Robin Lanzi

Robin G. Lanzi, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Program
UAB School of Public Health

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Chronic Disease and Prematurity

(46 minutes)

John Waits

John B. Waits, MD, FAAFP
CEO
Cahaba Medical Care
Centreville, Alabama

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Alabama's Prematurity

(49 minutes)

Joseph Biggio

Joseph R. Biggio, Jr, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UAB Medical School
State Perinatal Advisory Committee Chair

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Handouts (10 pages)

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March of Dimes and Prematurity

(43 minutes)

Michael Warren

Judy Q. Lilley, BS
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications
March of Dimes

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Safe Sleep

(52 minutes)

Michael Warren

Michael D. Warren, MD, MPH
Assistant Commissioner
Division of Family Health and Wellness
Title V Director
Tennessee Department of Public Health

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Obesity and Prematurity

(23 minutes)

Annie McCartney

Annie McCartney, MSN, WHNP, BC
Instructor
UAB School of Nursing

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Socio-economics/Disparities and The Nashville Project

(27 minutes)

Nina Johnson

Nina Ford Johnson, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Pediatric and Adolescent P.C.
Mobile, Alabama

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Handouts (7 pages, 1.3 MB)

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