Doing Things Differently Together: The Evolving Landscape of Preconception Health in North Carolina

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Description

In an effort to provide exceptional education to our state, the campaign is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Preconception Health Forum, Doing things Differently Together: The Evolving Landscape of Preconception Health. This year’s Forum will focus on the importance of providers and agencies working to employ collective impact and health equity strategies in order to address concerning trends like the rise in rates of maternal mortality, preterm birth, opioid exposures in pregnancy and the incidence of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS).

During this program participants will learn successful, emerging approaches that advance preconception health and improve maternal health and birth outcomes in North Carolina.

Agenda

8:30 – 8:45Welcome
Speaker: Rocio Anderson, BA, BS
8:45 –9:30Keynote: The Evolving Landscape of Preconception and Perinatal Health in NC
Speaker: Dan Frayne, MD
9:30 – 9:355-Minute Stretch Break
9:35 – 10:30Data Presentation: NC MCH Data Landscape & Collaborative Report Card
Speakers: Sarah McCracken, MPH & Michaela Penix, MPH
10:30 – 10:45Break (Optional Guided Meditation, Raffle & Presentation of Exhibitors)
10:45 – 11:45Breakout 1A: Health Equity in Rural Appalachia: Moving the Needle with a Cultural Competency Lens
Speaker: Hannah Parkhurst, BS & Robyn Seamon, MA, BSN, RN, CTN-B
10:45 – 11:45Breakout 1B: Tobacco Use Update: Emerging Products and Strategies to Help Women Quit
Speaker: Megan Williams, MSW, MSPH
11:45 – 12:30Lunch Break (Optional Guided Live Zumba)
12:30 – 1:30Women, Substance Use Disorders, and Pregnancy: What Stops Honest Conversation?
Speaker: Melinda Ramage, MSN, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
1:30 – 1:40Break (Raffle & Presentation of Exhibitors)
1:40 – 2:40Be the Change! Advocating for Health Equity and Wellbeing
Speaker: Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH
2:40 – 2:50Closing Remarks, Announcements & Thank Yous
Speaker: Brenda Stubbs, BS

Target Audience

Health care providers, other health professionals, social workers and health educators

Objectives

  • Learn the status of preconception, maternal health and birth outcomes in North Carolina
  • Discuss how social determinants of health and inequity impact health behavior as well as maternal morbidity, mortality and birth outcomes
  • Examine innovative strategies to create collective impact in preconception health, education, and care in North Carolina

Faculty

  • Rocio Anderson, BA BS
  • Dan J. Frayne, MD
  • Danielle A. Little, BA, LCCE, CLC
  • Sarah F. McCracken, MPH
  • Hannah N. Parkhurst, BS
  • Michaela Penix, MPH
  • Melinda Ramage, MSN, FNP-BC, CARN-AP
  • Robyn S. Seamon, MA, BSN, RN, CTN-B
  • Brenda Stubbs, BS
  • Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH
  • Megan S. Williams, BA, MSW, MSPH