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Examining National, State, Clinical and Community Efforts
January 19 to 20, 2012
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The Prematurity Prevention Symposium provides a forum to share lessons learned from regional and statewide collaboratives, review prematurity prevention efforts at the hospital and provider levels and showcase communitybased intervention programs. This symposium will offer multiple opportunities for participants to network and enhance collaborative efforts. This event will launch the Prematurity Prevention Network, a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting prematurity prevention. Health care providers, health insurers, policy-makers, health purchasers, regulators, public health practitioners and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. More information:
Symposium objectives At the completion of the symposium, participants will be able to: • Describe the prevalence of preterm birth, its impact on public health and theories of etiology of preterm birth • Examine National, State, Hospital and Community strategies for prematurity prevention • Describe a number of existing programs that address preterm birth and analyze the strengths and challenges each presents • Plan how to implement a prematurity prevention program appropriate to community needs Organizers and supporters
Organized by the March of Dimes in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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