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Moving the Needle on Health Equity: Two Experts Share Successful Programs and Lessons Learned

This second webinar in our Health Equity Series shares experiences from two health equity champions: Arthur R. James, MD, an obstetrician, gynecologist and pediatrician who has sought to improve care for underserved populations for the entirety of his medical career; and Denise Evans, MM, MA, a certified facilitator on cultural intelligence and unconscious bias.

Together, they provide insights on:

  • Successful programs that have addressed health equity
  • Lessons learned about what led to those programs’ successes
  • Strategies that programs and organizations can use to champion health equity in their work
Date
Length

1 hour

Moderator

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPH

Speakers

Arthur R. James, MD

Denise Evans MM, MA

Maternal Depression: Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families Thrive

In this webinar, you'll learn about: 

  • The prevalence of maternal depression, and its effect on early childhood outcomes and health disparities
  • The latest recommendations for maternal depression screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  • Strategies for improving access to screenings and interventions
  • Actions you can take at the community, state, and federal level to help more mothers and families get the support they deserve
Date
Length

1 hour

Moderator

Camie Berardi, MPA, NICHQ Associate Project Director

Speakers

Richard V. Reeves, PhD. Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families

Karina W. Davidson, PhD, MASc, Vice Chairperson, US Preventive Services Task Force

Constance Guille, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program, The Medical University of South Carolina

Elaine Deakyne, Executive Director, Postpartum Support Charleston

Health Equity: Start Where You Are

The first in a series of webinars to support individuals who are pursuing equity within the health system. If you have ever felt overwhelmed on where to begin with tackling such a complex subject, we invite you to watch our first webinar and join us in what will be an ongoing conversation.

Specifically, this webinar provides

  • An overview of health equity and implicit bias, and their impact on children's health
  • A modeling exercise to explore how to recognize and address individual implicit bias
  • Resources and guidance to help attendees continue this journey after the webinar
Date
Length

1 hour

Moderator

Pat Henrich, RN, MSN, CLE

Speakers

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, NICHQ Project Director

Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA, NICHQ Chief Health Officer

Early Childhood and Medicaid 101: The Tip of the Iceberg

Medicaid covers many of the children who could most benefit from better supports in early childhood, making it a vital resource for developmental health. Innovative changes in Medicaid payment mechanisms can help more children get the care they need. What are these opportunities? How can we—as parents, advocates, organizers and care professionals—put them into action?

In this webinar, you'll:

  • Learn how Medicaid can be used to improve early childhood health and address disparities
  • Discover ideas on how families and community advocates, specifically, can leverage Medicaid
  • Engage in a Q&A workshop with some of the top policy experts in the field
Length

1.5 hours

Speakers

Donna Cohen Ross, Vice President, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Debbie I. Chang, Senior Vice President, Policy and Prevention, Nemours

Debbie Cheatham, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, ZERO TO THREE

Christy Blakely, Family Engagement Expert, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network

Improving Our Approach: Better Conversations About Breastfeeding

This webinar provides approaches and strategies health professionals can use to help mothers open up about the challenges they face when breastfeeding. By understanding those challenges, we can better provide the supports they need.

Viewers will walk away with insight on:

  • The supports and barriers facing breastfeeding mothers
  • Methods to identify breastfeeding concerns 
  • Conversational approaches to better identify and engage with breastfeeding concerns
  • Methods for inspiring behavioral change

The webinar concludes with a role-play scenario so attendees can see how to put these approaches into action.

Date
Length

1 hour

Moderator

Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA, NICHQ Chief Health Officer

Speakers

Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH

Suzanne Bronheim, PhD

Rebekka Henriksen

Lisa Bailey

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

How can we break the cycle of addiction and improve health for moms and babies? Experts discuss the benefits of universal screening for opioid use in the prenatal period and identify best practices of caring for a mother during the prenatal period. Specifically, viewers will learn about: 

  • Overview of the continuum of care for mothers and infants
  • Patient story 
  • Evidenced based recommendations and strategies to identify mothers and infants at risk
  • Standardized management of mothers and infants optimizing a non-pharmacologic care bundle
  • Importance of maternal involvement in care

This webinar is provided by the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

Date
Length

1 hour

Moderator

Elizabeth Coté, MD, MPA, NICHQ Chief Health Officer

Speakers

Jennifer Sock

Ron Iverson, MD, MPH

Mike Marcotte, MD

Moira Crowley, MD

Elisha Wachman, MD

Title V Alignment

  • Become familiar with AMCHP and SPHARC as resources for your work
  • Get a snapshot of how Title V program activities fit into the goals of the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network 
  • Learn how two of your Title V colleagues are implementing their NPM 6 activities
Length

1 hour

Engaging Families from Diverse Backgrounds with Developmental Screening and Child Well-Being

Developmental screenings can change children’s lives. Screenings help ensure early diagnosis so that children with disabilities can receive the right care at the right time. Find out how to engage families from diverse backgrounds and improve screenings in your state. Listeners will walk away from the webinar with the strategies, tools and resources they need to increase family engagement and improve their developmental screening process.

Length

1.5 hours

Improving Safe Sleep Conversations: Strategies for Helping Families Adopt Safe Sleep Habits

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, founder of the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, leads a series of role playing exercises where she demonstrates tactics to engage families from different backgrounds in meaningful conversations about safe sleep. These actionable skills will benefit all health professionals, human service providers, community health workers, home visitors, peer supporters and family members working to improve infant health outcomes.

Date
Length

1 hour

Moderator

Jennifer Ustianov, MS, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Speakers

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA

Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program Webinar: Strategies and Next Steps for Improving Sickle Cell Disease

Learn about the impact of the 2014-2017 Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program Webinar (SCDTDP), which marked the first time in U.S. history that improvements in SCD care were tackled on a large, regional and national scale. 

Length

1 hour

Speakers

Suzette Oyeku, MD, MPH